Cancer Can Suck It

I am a bit behind on email right now…Well, let’s be honest, I am a bit behind on a whole lot of everything right now. I know that you’ve noticed because you’ve emailed, you’ve texted, you’ve even tweeted.

I blame WebMD.

Okay. Not really. I am just using it as a scapegoat. Whenever I am confronted with the unfamiliar I turn to research and this is one of the sites that have consumed my time online lately.

Over the two years, I’ve been challenged by some health related issues. Unfortunately, the issues have continued to get worse and this summer they sort of hit something of a debilitating high.

In September (actually the same day SNAP! tickets went on sale), I had surgery to remove a large growth from inside my uterus.

We thought the procedure would not only “cure” the many symptoms I’d been experiencing, but we also believed it would resolve my infertility issues. All I have ever wanted to be is a mom, so this was super-exciting news.

Unfortunately after the surgery my health sort of spiralled down and I ended up feeling worse. In the last two months, I’ve spent time at the InstaCare facility, the hospital and a variety of doctor’s offices.

My symptoms read like a laundry list of what to expect in the third trimester of pregnancy, with a few extra nasty add ons, so I’ve actually spent a fair amount of Google time being directed here…

In fact, I had one doctor insist that I was nearly nine months along and try to convince me I just didn’t realize it. We had a lovely conversation about the birds and the bees. Yes friends, he sincerely believed I was that dumb.

After forcing me to take a pregnancy test (that obviously came back negative), the doctor ordered a CT scan. By this point I had little faith in the doctor and honestly called to cancel the appointment the morning of, but the scheduler talked me in to keeping it, “just in case.”

The next day both the doctor who ordered the scan told me there were issues with my reproductive system (DUH!) and told me to go back to my OB/GYN.

I went into my appointment the day before Thanksgiving expecting to essentially be told that I’d have to learn to live with it.

I did not go in expecting to hear the word cancer.

AT ALL.

image via Spiffing Jewelry

Tumors on my reproductive organs are growing at an alarming rate. Since late-September they have more than doubled in size and spread. As a result, my uterus has grown to the size of a 36-38 week pregnancy (hence the ridiculous pregnancy symptoms).

I am sick and uncomfortable and I am hoping I am lucky.

My doctor believes that he will be able to remove all of the affected organs with a total hysterectomy. I go in tomorrow for the surgery early, early in the morning.

Since I am not eligible for laparoscopic surgery like would usually be performed, I will be in the hospital for a bit. Once home, I will be in bed through the end of the month (which really puts a cramp on Christmas, but means I might get to all of your email!). I am hoping to be up and around in January, although the recovery time is six to eight weeks.

image via Tricia O Design

My doctor is pretty confident that this surgery will put an end to my issues once and for all and so I am feeling pretty positive…I will find out if I need further treatment in a couple of weeks after they check my lymph nodes.

I debated about posting this, but here’s the thing…I’ve just spent a week and a half reading every symptom, every story, every recovery, on every site online and they made a difference. I even re-read all of Ashley’s posts. They all helped put things into perspective.

My story isn’t particularly touching, nor is it terribly amazing. What matters is that I am contributing. I am contributing my story to the bank of thousands of others that have been published by women. Women who are changing the world by recording their lives on blogs.

Thank you. Thank you bloggers for sharing. Thank you readers for reading and giving bloggers a voice. You’ve made a difference in my life.

Before I wrap this up, I do want to let you know that while I may be a little more quiet, plans for SNAP! continue to roll forward wonderfully. I have a fantastic team and things will continue as planned.

  

Comments

  1. You are in my prayers and always on my mind. I absolutely love you. To pieces. And then some.

  2. I’ll be praying for you… for skilled hands for your doctors and wisdom, peace for you and your family and a quick, easy recovery for you.

  3. I will keep you in my prayers. Stay strong, heal, and rest up.

  4. Praying that all goes as planned and that you have a speedy and easy recovery.

  5. Oh, Tauni, I had no idea. :(
    Keeping you in my thoughts and hoping for a speedy recovery.

  6. Hi Tauni -Just like the graphic you posted states – Having a positive spirit is one of the best things you can do for yourself right now and will help you get back on your feet faster after your surgery. Praying for you that all goes as planned and you are back to your normal life ASAP.
    God Bless –

    My best – Diane

  7. I am so sorry that you have to go through this! I am having a similar issue, and may also have to get a hysterectomy to remove my tumors and such (though I am only “14 weeks”, lol).

    Anyway, I really hope that everything goes well and that when all is said and done you feel better. Be kind to yourself and be sure to let people spoil you rotten during your recovery.

  8. I am thinking about you and praying for you.

  9. Tauni–thank you for sharing. Most of all, I want to wish you the very best in comfort and recovery as you go through this process. You are a beautiful woman and you are surrounded by people in your presence and online that will be praying for you and wanting to help you in any way possible.
    Jeanette

  10. I’m so sorry, Tauni. We will be keeping you in our prayers and hope you have a speedy recovery.

  11. Oh Tauni! Sending major prayers your way! Keep us posted and let me know if there is anything I can do. Hang in there!!!!

  12. Thanks for sharing Tauni–we all love ya! I hope everything goes smoothly for your recovery–I’m sorry you’ve been so sick (and had to deal with some nutso drs :)

  13. Tauni- so sorry to hear this. What crappy news. At least they finally figured it out! And they can fix it hopefully… You sound very strong and ready. Prayers for a successful surgery and full recovery. Hugs, my friend…

  14. Praying for you Tauni! You are amazing and I am so sorry you have to go through this. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Get better soon and have a speedy recovery.

  15. Tauni, so sorry to hear your news. Stay strong and positive and know you’re in my thoughts and prayers!

  16. Tauni- I am so glad you shared this. I am sorry for all you are going through right now but I have no doubt that you will MAKE cancer suck it! It’s no match for your strength of will! We’ll keep you in our prayers too because evey little bit helps. You’ve got thousands of women in your corner pulling for you!

  17. Jenni Carlisle says:

    Oh sweet Tauni, carrying you in my prayers friend! All my love & happy, healthy thoughts! XO

  18. Cancer is so rude! You will absolutely be in my family’s prayers and thoughts. You’ve built an amazing community and I hope you’ll have all the support you need. As many will say, we’re here for you.

  19. May I first offer a smack to the doctor who tried to convince you that you’re pregnant? I fully think this is necessary!!

    The rest is pure hope, prayers, positive thoughts, stubbornness, and sheer will to beat this. Your story is remarkable and extraordinary because it’s something happening to YOU and worthy of all attention and support there is. Keep the strong spirit and we’ll look forward to seeing your posts sharing the ups and downs of recovery.

    xxxooo
    Christi
    Cancer free since removal of 1/3 left lung Dec 28 2010

  20. Ah, it all makes sense now from seeing you last night. I’m SO so sorry. Cancer CAN suck it. I’ve watched my Mother in law suffer with cancer for the last five years and it is just no fun at all. I will pray for you and hope that you will have a quick recovery. You are amazing and truly one I admire. All the best xoxo. – Heidi

  21. Tauni You are in my prayers.

  22. Oh Tauni! What scary news! It is good that the doctors finally figured out where the issues are coming from… hopefully this means recovery and returning to normal are in the near future!

  23. Oh my goodness, Tauni! :( I’m so sorry you are going through that! Many prayers for the Dr.’s wisdom, a successful surgery, a speedy recovery, & no need for further treatment!! Hugs!

  24. Thank you for sharing your story. You are in my prayers and I wish you a speedy recovery!

  25. Oh, wow! How scary, my friend! You are in my thoughts. Sending lots of glitter and unicorn sparkles your way.

  26. Oh, I am so sorry Tauni! I love you to pieces and I’m so happy I got to see you last night. You will be in my prayers and thoughts especially tomorrow. Happy and positive thoughts are being sent your way. Tons of Hugs!!!!

  27. Tauni — thanks for sharing this. I think so many times we put our best foot forward on our blogs and rarely do we talk about the tough stuff. But since we’re all dealing with our own version of tough stuff, I’m thankful for those blogggers who do share. All the best in your journey and you’re in my prayers. Keep us posted!

  28. Sorry to hear about your health, Tauni. I’ll keep you in my prayers!

  29. You are in our prayers for a successful surgery and easy and complete recovery.

  30. Oh Tauni I’m so sorry! We will definitely be praying that everything goes well and you are able to recover quickly!

  31. Oh Tauni! I’m so sorry. My dear friend is going through the same thing. She went in to have a baseball size tumor removed from her ovaries. It is horrible that you have to go through this. I’ll keep you in my prayers.

  32. Best wishes and prayers for a safe surgery and quick recovery.

  33. oh tauni..so sorry to hear. You are in my prayers..you are one strong woman and will beat this thing. Good luck. We are all pulling for you!:)

  34. Sending lots of love your way from us girls! <3

  35. Prayers and blessings being sent your way. Prayers for you and for the doctors as they do your surgery and guide your recovery. Praying all goes well.

  36. Tauni – I am so very sorry for the health problems you are facing – I can not even begin to imagine all of it. Wishing you a speedy recover and lots of prayers. With caring, Laura

  37. Patti Smith says:

    I am truly sorry for all that you are facing. My husband and I were infertility patients for 6 years before we had our first daughter and I know the heartache and pain it can cause. My daughter is now 21 and your story reads like a page out of her life. She too is facing surgery on December 18th to remove a tumor that is attached to her uterus and pancreas. She has Poly Cystic Ovaries as well and they will be removing her right ovary.
    I will pray for God’s peace and healing for you and I will keep your physicians in my prayers. My God bless you and your husband. I will pray daily for you and for you to have peace of mind after the surgery.

  38. Gillian Luce says:

    Tauni-I am so sad to read this post. You are an incredibly strong person and I just know you’ll survive this. Cancer has got nothing on you, girl! Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers; if there is anything I can do for you, please let me know. <3 you!

  39. You are gonna kick this thing’s butt! Tell the Dr. Hi from me in the morning. (take him treats….white chocolate) And know I will be praying for you from this second on. I do love you and know you can beat this. If you need a bed, I have room for a buddy. :)

  40. You are in my thoughts and prayers. As a woman from a family with a long line of reproductive issues and similar cancer, I feel for you and hope that the hysterectomy will solve the issues. Please keep us all posted on your surgery and recovery!

  41. Tauni! I am so, so sorry to hear this! I am praying for you; you have great faith!

  42. I would not be one bit surprised to hear that your body has already had a meeting, assigned tasks, and is working on the details of CRAP! (Cancer Removal and Aggressive Protection)
    You and your family are in my prayers, and I know you will pull through this and put it behind you. Thank you for sharing your story with us. We’re here for you. Big Hugs!!

  43. My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. You are an inspiration and I’m so looking forward to SNAP!

  44. Lots of big bear hugs and warm wishes are headed your way! Keeping you close to my heart in prayer.

  45. I am so sorry. I am praying for a smooth surgery, speedy recovery and that this will cure your medical issues. Thanks for sharing your story and take care of yourself.

  46. Tauni, I am praying so hard for you friend. I’m sending a list of books over in a bit. I’m so sad you have to go through this.

  47. Oh Tauni, I had no idea! I should have given you a huge hug last nite! I will be thinking of you and praying for you, and hope this is the end of your troubles. What a tough road. Good luck tomorrow! xoxo

  48. Tauni, oh girl, I wish I lived closer because I’d give you the biggest hug I could. (Which might squeeze you so hard it would pop that Cancer right out of your body ;0). A girl can dream, can’t she?!) Thank you for posting about your diagnosis. You are in my thoughts and prayers and will continue to be. Stay strong and kick that Cancer to the curb, I know you are a fighter and have it in you to get rid of it once and for all (with some help.)

    xxxooo
    Brittany

  49. Oh Tauni. I don’t even have any words to express how sorry I am to hear this. Maybe I’m not a regular commentor, but I read every post, and this one has me in tears. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

  50. Tauni-

    I am so sorry to hear this, but just know that it WILL get better! I’m sure things seem a little bleak right now but at your darkest moment is when you will find out how strong you really are. The Lord doesn’t give us anything we can’t handle, trust me Just know that you are always in my thoughts and prayers. Rooting for you!

    Kari

  51. Love you!

  52. Tauni,

    We are so sorry to hear this! We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers!

  53. Oh, I am so sorry to hear this! I am just so sorry. You just show that cancer who’s boss – I can’t wait to hear about how you kicked it’s booty.

  54. What a brave, courageous, and pragmatic way to handle a scary, deeply personal, and beyond emotionally charged situation. I admire you so much Tauni and will be praying for you, thinking of you, and cheering you on! Blessings, peace, and health love.

  55. Tauni, I am so sorry to hear what you’ve been going through. You are in my thoughts and prayers. And here’s a great big hug: ((((HUG)))). ?

  56. Blurgh! Was not expecting to hear this at all. Such a bummer to have to go through this, will be praying lots for you that all the cancer can be destroyed/removed with surgery and that you wont have to deal with this anymore. I live in the Sandy-Midvale area, not sure where you are but lmk if I can ever help you with anything!

  57. What a difficult situation I’m so sorry. Hopefully the surgury will cure your health issues up and you will have a quick recovery. As for mending a heart, time and lots of love from all of your friends and family. xoxo

  58. :( So so sorry to hear this! You will be in my prayers as well. We gotcha covered!

  59. You sweet sweet woman… Aren’t our bodies crazy! I have had similar experiences.. I have not had everything removed.. Yet… But I am still infertile.
    I am sad you are having to go thru this, but lucky you, you have lots and lots of support and people who love you. Hang in there and let us know what we can do to help! Big hugs! Andrea

  60. Tauni. I am SO heartbroken to read this. I love you so much my dear, and I pray you will get through this as quickly as possible, with little pain and you will stay strong emotionally as well.
    Here I was feeling mopey today for stupid, STUPID reasons. And this of course snaps me back to what matters most. You are in my heart and prayers today, and every day till you are through this. Sending so much love to you! Wish so very much that I could give you a hug right now.

  61. Tauni, you are so amazing! You are in my thoughts and prayers! I’m so sorry you have to go through this, just know, you don’t have to go through this alone. You are loved, prayed for, and adored!

  62. Tauni! Thank you for sharing with us. We are all behind you! Love and prayers going your way and yes please let us know how we can help with SNAP! We all adore you so much!

  63. Tauni … wow this sucks. Your post was beautiful, strong, vulnerable and so full of hope. We’ll be praying for you (especially tomorrow and in the coming weeks.) Thank you for trusting all of us with something so personal–we love you and stand with you as you make cancer suck it. Sending hugs and a virtual RS meal complete with jello, rolls, Diet Coke and cheesy potatoes your way during your recovery.

  64. You’re in my prayers Tauni! And Cancer can suck it. My cousin’s 24 year old husband recently found out he has cancer and it has spread as well. If there is anything else I can do, besides saying lots of prayers for you, let me know!

  65. I am so sorry to hear your news! What a terrible thing to go through! But know you are not alone. I am a 2 year breast cancer survivor with 5 surgeries in less then one year. I do plan to write about my experience on my blog at some point but have not been able to get the words together just yet.
    Hearing the words “you have cancer” are scary I know! It has been a long and winding road and continues to be. But I have excepted that as my life as it is now. It is forever life changing for sure. But when you emerge from the other side of all of this you will see things in a totally new light. Surely not what we would choose for our lives, cancer, but there is a light at the end of the tunnel in one form or another!
    And an awakening and better awareness to the really important things in life. Which I am sure you are already experiencing!
    I will pray for you that your surgeons will be able to remove it all and with ease. I will pray that your lymph nodes are clear. And I will also pray for a speedy and pain free recovery!!
    God Bless!
    xoxo
    Nancy

  66. I love you wonderful lady. Huge amounts of prayers coming at you. Please let us know what we can do to help and serve you. xoxo

  67. I’m so sorry you have to go through this Tauni. I went through a similar thing last year and it was because I had big fibroid tumors growing in my uterus and was having all kinds of issues. I had a full hysterectomy last Spring because of them along with other problems I was having. So many people didn’t understand why I would have a hysterectomy at “my age” because surely I would want more kids, etc., etc. But until people are in your shoes, they can’t understand. It was a hard time to go through – but we did get through it. I have every confidence you can and will get through this. Hang in there. Keeping you in my prayers. *hugs*

  68. Well, this certainly wasn’t what I wanted to learn about you today. :( I’m so sorry, but I’m glad you’re heading in to get it taken care of. Hang in there and know we are all thinking about you.

  69. Tauni, Thank you for sharing your story – it’s given me strength. Sometimes, we women get in ruts thinking life just isn’t treating us fairly. “Pity parties”… my mom likes to call them… then she reminds me that they’re not fun parties “because no body likes to come!” I’ve been having one of those for no good reason. Your post snapped (seriously no pun intended) me out of it! Thank you for being proactive. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

  70. PRAYING for you Tauni!!! :(

  71. Tauni – I am so sorry for all the health problems you are going though. I do not know you, I have never met you but I feel like after reading your blog for you so long that I do. I pray that this surgery goes quick and easy and you are finally able to start feeling better and yourself again soon. I am heartbroken that this wont solve your infertility issues but I promise that there are so many ways to be a mom without carrying your own baby. You are an incredibly strong woman and I thank you for letting us into your life!!

  72. I’ve been worried about you lately. I’m glad you shared your story here. You are so strong I know you will get through this. We’ll be praying for you. I know Chad cares too (not just because he has to do your job while you are out). He is sad when he updates me about too much cancer happening at work right now. It is crazy how your health can flip your world upside-down. Take this time to re-group, relax and re-energize. Don’t spend too much time online. Unplug. I hope you have a quick recovery. Love you!

  73. Tauni,
    I am so sorry to hear about this! I just met you at the Poppyseed Projects event and you were so kind. You are in my prayers and I wish you a very speed recovery! Thanks for sharing your story with all of us as I know that it was not easy, but I know that it has touched many lives, mine included. Keep a positive attitude. :)
    Rita

  74. Sending you happy thoughts and prayers! Take care of YOU first!

  75. Oh, Tauni, I’m so sorry for this news. You will be in my prayers for a speedy recovery and total healing from this surgery. I wish you the very best. Life is so hard and cancer is so hard. Best to you, my friend! xoxo

  76. Dude… Cancer CAN suck it. But if anyone can kick this in the butt… It’s you. You already know you are in my thoughts. But I wanted to say it here too. And don’t be to annoyed when I bug you frequently to check it.

  77. Oh Tauni! I am so sorry! I hope and pray that the most good that can come of this will.

  78. Tauni, I am so sorry to hear this news, but thank you so much for letting us know! We are all behind you! We all look up to you and will do all we can to support you! I hope you know what a wonderful strong woman you are, I know you are stronger than this. I can’t wait to hear about your fast recovery. And in the mean time, I will keep you in my prayers! If you need ANYTHING at all, please let me know! Lots of love to you my friend!

  79. Tauni –

    I love you. You are amazing and have kept such a positive attitude through everything. You are in my prayers and I will be thinking of you all day tomorrow. Thanks for being such a wonderful friend. Big big big big hugs.

    xoxoxoxo

  80. Tauni!
    I’m so sorry you are going through this! I will be thinking about you tomorrow. You are amazing. I hope you feel better. It sounds so simple, but feeling good is what you deserve.

    Tauni feeling crappy is pretty darn amazing. I can’t imagine how awesome Tauni feeling good will be!! Watch out blog land!

    Love ya girl.

  81. Oh Tauni, I fell sick about this. Ugh!

    Yes it does suck! You will be in my prayers for a long time as you fight this. You are such an example of strength to me. Love you. <3

  82. Tauni! I’m so sorry. You are so amazing!! Thank you for sharing your story. I will be thinking about you and praying for you daily. Sending hugs! Love you friend!

  83. Oh my goodness Tauni!! Thats what I get for being MIA on Skype…I had no idea! I’m so very sorry and will for sure keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Love you friend!

  84. Tauni,
    Oh my gosh!! Cancer sucks!!! Praying for you and your family and your doctors. Good luck tomorrow!
    Best wishes,
    Linda

  85. Centsational Girl says:

    Tauni this news is heartbreaking to hear. I am encouraged by your positive outlook and you are in my thoughts and prayers. Get well for all of us and for your family and keep us informed, we’re all deeply worried and concerned. ~ Kate

  86. I’m so sorry to hear about all the troubles you’ve been going through. :-( Cancer sucks and it’s a bummer you have to deal with it, but you’re in our prayers and I’m wishing you all the best!

  87. I’m so sorry to hear about all of your medical issues. I will be praying that everything goes well in surgery and you can feel good again. You can still be a mom by adopting. I’m adopted and I have friends who have adopted as well. You have so much love to give… You have always been so sweet to me even though I know you were probably like who is this chick???? Stay encouraged my friend- God is always there!

    Michelle

  88. Wow. You have been through a lot. You are a strong woman and many, many people are praying for you. I beat a very rare form of cervical cancer in 2005 with a series of surgeries, and will pray for the same results for you. Good luck!!!

  89. Thank you for sharing your very personal story with us! I think a very important lesson to take from your story is to be an advocate for your own health…pushing for answers, and not accepting “answers” that aren’t right. While not cancer, I spent 5 years with major gynecological issues with multiple doctors telling me “there was nothing wrong with me”. I FINALLY found a doctor who was committed to figuring it out and I really felt like we partnered together for my health.

    Sending you positive thoughts and prayers for a smooth and perfect surgery, and a speedy and restful recovery!

  90. Oh, Tauni. I am so sorry. You will be in my prayers today. Wishing you a quick and speedy recovery. Love you, girl!!

  91. We love you girl, sending you many prayers and hugs! Cancer can suck it!

  92. Oh Tauni- I’m so sorry to read about this. How awful! I’m so impressed however at your positive attitude! You are in my thoughts and prayers and I admire your strength & courage to write about your journey.

    Lina @ Fancy Frugal Life

  93. Thinking of you and praying that all goes smoothly and you have a comfortable and quick recovery.

  94. Oh’ Tauni I am so sorry to hear that you are going through all this. Booooo, no fun. I am glad to hear that they figured out what it was and that you are going to get in there and get it all taken care of. I wish you a successful, speedy “HEALTHY” recovery. Here is to a very soon new year with a new “HAPPIER-HEALTHIER” you. Hugs, jen

  95. Thinking of you and praying!

  96. oh tauni. praying for you sweet friend…that you will have strength to go through this, for wisdom for the doctors, for speedy healing and for peace throughout. you can do it!

  97. Sweet Tauni. You are in my prayers! You are such an amazing human being. I hope you have a quick recovery and that you can at least get a little spoiled while you are under the weather for a while. I so appreciate all you do. Thank you for reaching out and helping me so much!

  98. Tauni, I’ve only been subscribed to your blog for a couple of day, but I already consider you a friend, and especially since you shared what is going on with you. I am sending all the prayers, love, and good thoughts I can muster up your way. I hope your surgery went perfectly, and that you DO exceed expectations and get up and around in January. And speaking of 2013, I wish the VERY BEST for a great year.

  99. I’m so sorry you are going through this. Hang in there and I’m sending lots of hugs and prayers your way! xoxo

  100. You are in my thoughts and prayers and will be, every day. Hugs to you.

  101. Praying for you Tauni! Cancer can suck it! Thank you for sharing your story, you are not alone in your journey! xo

  102. Dear Tauni,

    I am so sorry to hear you are going through this. Sending you love…

  103. Oh Tauni, I’m hoping by now you are through with the surgery and it went even better than planned. I’ve met you twice now (Haven and BlogHer) and have been so impressed by your smarts, your friendliness and your general go-get-’em attitude. So get it, Tauni, and then kick it’s ass while you’re at it.

  104. I’m so sorry to hear this and I pray that your surgery goes well and your recovery is fast. Your attitude is fantastic, I’ll be keeping you in my prayers.

  105. You’ve got this! I’m sorry you have to deal with it at all, and the hysterectomy. But you can do this. I just had a hysterectomy 3 weeks ago (I’m 30) so if you have any questions about your surgery/recovery/etc., please feel free to email me. Sending positive thoughts your way.

  106. Tauni, I am so sorry to hear about this. I will definitely be thinking and praying for you for a speedy and FULL recovery! Love you lady and stay strong! You can beat this!

  107. Tauni…I am sending healing energy to you and lifting prayers for a speedy recovery. If you need me to do ANYTHING, I am always here for you!!!

  108. Oh Tauni! I hate to hear this news. I will be thinking about you and praying for you…and if anyone can kick butt, it is you! Not a profound comment, but just know we are all behind you and wishing for the best!

  109. Tauni we will keep you in our prayers and we’re sending you lots of e-love today!

  110. Oh my goodness! So sorry, Tauni!! All of us on the Diva Team will be sending our prayers & love your way! We’ve enjoyed getting to know you a little more via emails & blog conferences and it’s obvious you are a fighter! If anyone can make it through this, it will be you!! MUCHO love!!! XOXO, Tara {and the rest of our team}

  111. just said a prayer for you! i’ll be thinking about you throughout this entire journey! you are one strong, incredibly smart & SASSY person! kick it to the curb, girl & we’ll ALL stomp on it TOGETHER at the dance party at SNAP!

    Lots of LOVE!
    Kellie

  112. Cancer does suck it! I had a two different kinds of cancer twenty some years ago and know from experience that a 100% positive outlook is extremely helpful in beating it. The power of positive thinking and prayer cannot be underestimated when it comes to battling those rogue cells. Sending prayers and hugs!

  113. Tauni – thank you for sharing your story. Be strong – we are all thinking of you and sending you positive thoughts and prayers
    Carolyn

  114. Wow Tauni, my heart goes out to you with all that you are facing. Please know you are not alone, and that we will all be lifting you up in our thoughts and prayers.

  115. Sending lots of prayers your way, Tauni! XOXO

  116. So, so sorry to hear this Tauni. You have been such a support to so many of us, looks like now it’s our turn to support you. With your positive attitude, and all the thoughts and prayers heading your way, things are bound to turn out! Hugs my friend. xoxoxo

  117. Wow, I’m always the last to know. I feel like a dork then for asking you to go to lunch (wink). Now your comment about taking December off makes so much more sense. I’m sorry you had to go through this and yes it SUCKS!! I hope you are feeling better and that you recover quickly and yes, it will still suck in January, but hey we can still go to lunch then. Love you, hang in there girl.

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