Being With Being

Searching For Meaning After Cancer Diagnosis

In April of 2016, at the age of 54, I was diagnosed with stage IV colon cancer which had been discovered following a hysterectomy. Friends felt sorry that this had occurred on the back of my 30-year marriage ending in 2014, however, I can say in all honesty that both the separation and the cancer have been blessings on so many levels. Without a doubt, over the course of my marriage, I had become voiceless and powerless, and was not living my souls purpose. As such, the universe, in its own unique way, found a way to get me moving!  The Cancer?  Well, I have every faith that they have something special in mind for me regarding that as well. In searching for greater meaning after a cancer diagnosis, it’s natural to begin questioning everything about your life, and what lays beyond. What was the purpose of my life? Where Read More

Stage 4 Colon Cancer Diagnosis

Stage 4 Bowel Cancer – Coming to Terms With My Diagnosis

Stage 4 Bowel Cancer – in coming to terms with my diagnosis,  I found that hearing personal stories from others on a similar journey offers hope and encouragement that doctors seem unwilling of give.  It is my wish that in sharing my own journey through Stage IV bowel cancer and chemotherapy,  you will feel more hopeful about your own future.  At the very least, you may find a sense of peace. Feeling on Top of the World Stage 4 Bowel Cancer – Coming to Terms With Diagnosis In 2014 my marriage of 30 years came to an end.  On many levels, it was a blessing in disguise,  and after much soul-searching and healing, by January of 2016, I was feeling on top of the world!  Physically, emotionally, spiritually …… my life could not have been better.  With a renewed belief in my self,  I quit my job and in March, headed off on a wonderous  month-long journey through exotic India. Read More