Welcome to the land of a mid-30-something, navigating life as an introverted stay-at-home/work-at-home cancer mom of two boys. Yes. I am a cancer mom. One of my boys is a stubborn, yet oh-so-lovable kindergartner. The other is my strong eight-year-old, a survivor of a rare pediatric cancer called Rhabdomyosarcoma.
We lived a life we designed until a tumor changed everything. My husband worked offshore. I worked some part-time jobs online, am a KEEP Collective Independent Designer and also a Barista with Java Momma. We were involved heavily in our local karting/racing community. Many of these remained true throughout treatment, though modified in how they look. Even more than a year after treatment has ended, not everything is as it was before…and it will never be.
I believe a few things to be true: I believe that our tribes are the groups of people we NEED to have in our lives to flourish. I believe in designing your story and using whatever means you have to tell it. I believe that supporting others is one of the most important things we can do, and if that’s simply wearing a piece that presents a unified front, then that’s good enough.
This is our life. These are our struggles.
Welcome to the ramblings of a Cancer Mom.