The first time, cancer was scary because we had no idea what was coming. This time, it’s scary because we do.
It’s been four years since Jen was diagnosed with breast cancer. She beat it back with a mastectomy, chemotherapy, and radiation, plus a long recovery that included suddenly curly hair and unexpectedly messy (but ultimately successful) reconstructive surgery.
It was very, very hard. I know it was, though looking back now, it’s hazy and hard to remember everything. I know it tested us, and even broke her, and me, a few times.
But we made it through. Our kids made it through. And these last four years have been some of the best years. Continue reading