Life Before and Life After Cancer

January 26, 2015 3:02 AM

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When I was first diagnosed with breast cancer, I remember other survivors describing to me that I would start to look at my life as "before cancer" and "after cancer." When I first heard people speak of this, I thought to myself surely it can't be so simple. But the further I move into and embrace my new normal, the more pronounced this line becomes.

As my two-year cancerversary approaches, I am grateful to be feeling good and embracing so many exciting new chapters in my life. The doctors say I am "free from evidence of disease" (evidently remission is not the go-to term these days). I even have a few days where I don't think of the cancer. At ...

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