Monday, July 19, 2021

James's Cancer Diagnosis

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This is a post I never thought I would have to write. I'm usually a very private person. It's ironic that I have a blog because I'm so private. I can write about things around our home, but it isn't easy to post about our lives. I like to keep our daily life to myself, but we've been going through something that will change our lives...

My husband, James, has cancer.

It began as a large lump in his arm/chest that wouldn't disappear. After a biopsy, the tumor was confirmed to be melanoma-related.

I never thought cancer would be a part of our story.

We really only have a few details at this point.  

We initially thought the tumor could be something else, so the melanoma came out of nowhere. I'm so thankful a doctor quickly decided to perform a biopsy when my husband went for another test. It quickly ruled out the other directions we were going in.

My husband has an appointment with an oncologist this week, so we'll hopefully have more information then and treatment options.

I wanted to write about this because we're not the only ones going through a challenging diagnosis. It also helps me to see different perspectives, so I wanted to provide my own. This will change every area of our lives soon, so it felt inauthentic to not include it here. I could only go on for so long, acting like everything was great before it all came down.

I stay busy & upbeat, but it's so difficult. Keeping up with my blog has been a good distraction, so I plan on continuing that.

Right now, there are so many unknowns with my husband's treatment. We're hoping for the best but have had a lot of tough conversations over the past few weeks.

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