Hello, I’m Sharon!
As you’ve probably read by now, I was diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer. Absolutely nothing could have prepared me for this diagnosis. I ate organic food, worked out and tried to maintain a somewhat healthy lifestyle (except for a possible chocolate addiction). My story is like most other women and (sometimes) men….we did not see this coming!
Before I was diagnosed with breast cancer, I was just like other moms–extremely busy. I had worked my way through college and continued my practice beyond graduation. I had earned a Bachelor’s in Psychology and a Master’s in Clinical Social Work. At the time I was diagnosed, I was teaching adjunct at the university while working on my Doctorate in Education with a concentration in Psychology. I was too busy for needless things such as doctor appointments, as you’ll read later when I initially called to cancel the appointment that started this whole journey. Most importantly, I am a Christian, a mother, wife, daughter, business woman, student and a teacher.
Once the initial shock of learning I had breast cancer began to lessen and reality set in, I began to write. I wrote about the roller coaster of emotions breast cancer brings. I wrote about the many surgeries, the 16 chemotherapy treatments, the unfortunate side effects, the medicines, emotions, and the day-to-day life of breast cancer. And then after it was all finished, I researched and wrote some more.
Since recovering from all the surgeries and treatments, my life has gone back to normal . . . whatever normal means. I live in Chattanooga , TN, with my amazing daughter, entertaining husband, and two adorable mutts. I have always said that before breast cancer I was grateful for life, now I live an even more grateful life.
For information on how to purchase a copy of my book, It’s Definitely Breast Cancer, visit my website (coming soon!).