Christine And That Pesky Tumor

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In the fall of 2012 I was diagnosed with a desmoid tumor. Over the course of the next four years I had one surgery, one month of physical therapy, one recurrence, one year of Tamoxifen, three months of Gleevec, one year of Nexavar, and countless MRIs and doctor visits. I can happily tell you my tumor is finally dead. The lessons I’ve learned, though, are very much alive. I hope to keep it that way by documenting them here with just enough sarcasm and profanity to make it fun. May you enjoy reading my posts as much as I enjoy writing them.

If you want to know more about desmoid tumors you can find information at:

 The Desmoid Tumor Research Foundation

If you have been diagnosed with a desmoid tumor and are in need of support you can find it at the Facebook group:


|| Everything written here comes from my noggin. They’re my words and you can’t have ’em unless you ask and I agree and you make the proper attribution. All photos are mine as well, unless otherwise noted. Do me a favor, don’t steal my stuff and I won’t write a scathing blog post about your sorry ass. Deal? ||


7 thoughts on “Christine And That Pesky Tumor

  1. The Avett Brothers are from North Carolina. In fact, they would make a great road trip companion. Start with the old albums (try “Emotionalism”, nearly damn perfect) and then move to the newer Rick Rubin produced stuff.

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  2. I am a fellow one of those lucky ones just like you. Didn’t have the same tumor (mine was in my Thyroid and another in my stomach) 4 surgeries later I am still here to tell my tale. Congratulations on your recovery.

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  3. I’ve never heard of this kind of tumor. Thank you for letting people know about it. I’m sorry you had to go through this. I had a non-cancerous but destructive tumor in my foot and was stuck in a hospital bed in my house for many months. Blogger Ellie sent me over here to read your blog!

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