8 Lessons I Learned From My Miracle Child

January 27, 2015 6:28 PM

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Years ago, my husband Jim was diagnosed with stage IV non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. If you've never personally known a cancer diagnosis, whether for yourself or a loved one, imagine the worst news you've ever received, multiply it by a thousand, and then add in the greatest heartache you've ever experienced. That somewhat defines a flame in the all-consuming fire that cancer often becomes to patients and their families, destroying 'life as planned' and replacing it with something unfamiliar and strange.

It didn't help when the doctors told us that remission was not possible. There was nothing we could do to help fight the cancer either, they told us, and the oncology team could only make Jim comfortable while we waited with bated breath for the treatments to show signs of having an effect on Jim's ...

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