About this Site
In 1997, I sat, dumbfounded, in front of a radiologist as he uttered what seemed like a death sentence.
"You have cancer."
I had heard those words often before - but never addressed to me.
As a registered nurse (RN), I had been present when patients received this diagnosis. As a minister's wife, I came alongside members of the congregation when they heard the dreadful news. I thought I understood what they were going through. The day the news was directed at me, I realised I had no idea.
The year that followed was what people glibly call, "A learning curve". I certainly did learn, much of it through my mistakes. But it was no curve. Not unless you call a rollercoaster a curve.
Each time I improved and thought, I can do this, I seemed to reach the top of the loop and start a downward slide.
When I felt as if I'd reached the bottom, that I couldn't go on, I would suddenly find myself rising back up.
I longed for
- a friend who survived the path I was now on and could speak to me from personal experience, and
- reading material that offered me knowledge, and encouragement.
That's the purpose of these pages.
- I would like to be your friend.
- I want to give you words of encouragement and inspiration.
I will share things that worked for me as well as those I wish I'd known. I'll tell you what I learned during and after my year of treatment, and offer devotions to help you through the dark times.
Select the category relevant to you from the menu on the left, then choose what articles you wish to read first.
I have learned so much from reading about and watching eagles. That is why this section is entitled, "Rise and Soar above the Cancer Valley".
That's what the eagle would do. He would spread his wings, and launch out from the cliff.
So prepare to spread your wings, friend. Together, we can do this.
Join me? Let's rise and soar ...
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Stand up for Yourself by Shirley Corder
posted: 4 January 2011
Doctors, even Specialists, can be wrong.
Killer Cells Hunting Down Cancer by Shirley Corder
posted: 19 April 2012
Watch this fascinating video to see part of your immune system at work destroying cancer.