About

This blog is to journal a passage in my life…it will include times of past, present and shifts forward, moving from breast cancer to baby to cancer again. I am a 37 year old woman who has tried to triumph while stumbling over a saddened heart, breast cancer while being pregnant and navigation of emotions fueled by pregnancy hormones. Thinking I had overcome and recovered, the cancer returned. Now, I am steering through this stage 4 breast cancer & Neuroendocrine cancer diagnosis with the crazy treatments that accompany healing, all while trying to be a mom and at my best for my little one. While I am striving to be calm and not fully defined by the isssues that life presents, it is a difficult road filled with doubt and discovery. I am learning to get through this passage hopefully stronger and braver and alive!

A friend of mine has helped me document the journey of my pre-breast cancer, and during cancer body. The photos, while revealing of my body, should tell a story of how we view ourselves and of how society deems us a woman. It is a long struggle to reside with one breast, and a distorted body from an inflamed, tumor ridden liver. I try to keep the insecurities at bay as my health, my longevity, mean so much more. Yet it is interesting to see how I think about the side effects as much as my longevity. So, here I am using this blog to record, vent, and heal. Hopefully, we can learn from one another.

Presently (January 2013), I have learned this blog has introduced me to so much support, guidance, and love. I re-read this about section and it has changed but I feel rather than explaining it here, the passages tell the story. We all evolve, grow in hopefully a forward movement, there have been many steps back but just as many footsteps forward. Wish me luck…

17 comments on “About

  1. Thank you. Thank you for subscribing t my blog and thank you for what you have written. Hugs new friend

  2. You sound like a very brave woman. Keep the Faith!
    Cancer Warrior
    http://www.perksofcancer.com

  3. Kendra says:

    So glad you are willing to share. Sending you strength!

  4. feistybluegecko says:

    Just found your blog and I am blown away , it is beautiful and heartbreaking. Sending love and light across the miles

  5. billgncs says:

    hello — I have nominated you for this award ( versatile blogger )

    http://bwthoughts.wordpress.com/2012/05/12/versitile-blogger-award/

    You don’t have to do anything if you don’t care to, but I wanted you to know how your blog touched me when I started this cancer battle.

    bw

    • jelebelle says:

      thank you so much! that is so kind…i am attempting to both vent my battle and touch lives. happy that it helped you. yours has definitely inspired me as well πŸ™‚

  6. Sending strength and peace to you, although it looks like you have strength to spare.
    Looking over the comments here it looks like the whole “team” has got your back. We’re with you sista.

    • jelebelle says:

      Thank you πŸ™‚ trying hard to keep strength in abundance. It is a great community to have at my side. I look forward to reading your blog and story.

  7. Just found your blog. I’m 38 and just diagnosed with breast cancer as well. I’m looking forward to reading your blog and all the posts yet to come. Sending you positive thoughts and strength.

  8. The picture of you n your colorful scarf loving your sweet little man is stunning. Sending love and hope to you today, my friend.

  9. […] leaves me in deep contemplation. Her honesty is beautiful. Her cancer is terrifying. From her About: I am a 37 year old woman who has tried to triumph while stumbling over a saddened heart, breast […]

  10. I stumbled upon your blog and I am left in total awe of you. I am sending prayers of strength, comfort, and peace your way for each day of your journey.

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