I am a survivor’s wife. In 2011, we were leading the storybook life. We had just purchased our first home and I was pregnant with our second child. We had finally achieved the American Dream. Then, coincidentally, on October 14th, our lives changed in an instant. The love of my life was diagnosed with stage 4A Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma. My first thought was “I’m going to be a single mom”. Then I realized that this was my time to be the strong one…the caregiver…the rock. My family needed me more than ever and I would not let them down. Seven Chemotherapy and thirteen radiation treatments later and my husband was in remission – and not a moment too soon. Our son was born 4 days later.
I honestly believed that our life would go back to the way it was BC – before cancer. I could not have been more wrong. The husband I have now is not the husband I had three years ago. He is the survivor I love and I am a survivor’s wife. Welcome to my journey.