"Hmmm, looks like there's some stuff there," my doctor said
as he read the report of my chest x-ray.
That "stuff," I figured, might be residue from too many years of heavy smoking. After smoking for years, I'd expected that one day an x-ray would reveal cancer.
As it turned out, the "stuff" wasn't cancer. But, that same x-ray and others confirmed a nodule in my right thyroid.
Before I even had a confirmed breast cancer diagnosis, one of my
first thoughts was "I don't have time for cancer." I had a
full-time job and am a single mom with children who were nine, six and
three at the time. I had an active social life. I was teaching two
yoga classes per week. How could I fit cancer treatment into my life?
I was completely unprepared for my life to be consumed by cancer. But consume my...