A little bit about me…

So, who exactly is cancer girl, you might wonder? Well, she’s just an ordinary person like you, the only difference is that she’s a five-time cancer survivor and now she’s faced with metastatic disease, so I guess that makes it 6 times that cancer has reared its nasty head. Yup, you read that correctly, six times! Cancer has been a part of my life since I was three years old. I’ve battled this grueling illness as a child, teenager and young adult. Naturally, I have so much to say on the subject, so I figured what better forum is there than this blog to share some of my stories, opinions, updates. research, and thoughts with all of you.

Of course, being who I am, I would also like to share my journey towards living life to the fullest and the path along the way, which will include information on cancer and anything cancer-related, and recipes too! (Anything healthy to help combat cancer, of course.) Essentially, this will be a journey of personal growth, acceptance, and loving life.

I’ve learned that living with metastatic cancer poses obstacles and challenges that are unique (and terrifying), especially for young adults. Although we must all face death at some point in our lives, I never expected to be doing so in my early thirties. I have so much life left to live, so many things I have yet to accomplish, and so many people that I don’t want to leave behind or hurt. I have been on both sides of the cancer coin, first as the glorified first stage cancer patient that makes it out scarred but, ultimately makes it out alive. The fourth stage cancer patient is what I like to refer to as the ‘black sheep’ of the cancer world. This is the patient that represents everything that is wrong with the medical system. We are the forgotten few. This must change! And I hope my blog can also serve as a forum for that change.

I want to share my journey with all of you. Whether you currently have cancer, are a cancer survivor, are living with metastatic/chronic/terminal cancer, are a caregiver to someone with cancer, are someone with a chronic or life-threatening illness, are interested in healthy living, or anyone that wants some inspiration to go on when things seem hopeless, then this blog is for you!

Also, don’t be surprised if there are fashion tidbits every so often that are related to looking and feeling great.

Hopefully, you’ll enjoy tuning in to share in my healing journey with me. There will be tears and frustration at times, but ultimately there will be smiles because “cancer girl always smiles”.

Note: If you would like more information on any of my previous cancer diagnoses throughout the years, please feel free to connect with me directly, as I am always happy to share my story with all of you.

Love, health, and all things that make you sparkle!
xo

8 thoughts on “A little bit about me…

  1. What an inspiration you are!! “A smile is the most beautiful thing you can wear”. I have that on a plaque in my bedroom. You are beautiful and so smart!!! i have been complaining of a very bad toothache lately- you put everything into perspective! Also, I am heading out shortly to buy spinach and frozen fruit to make green smoothies again. I got away from it but thanks to you, I am going to start drinking them daily again. Good luck with your journey. I will pray for you. Remember – you are never alone- He is with you always.

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    • Hi Leigh! Aww, that is super sweet, thank you 🙂 So glad to hear that I have inspired you to start making smoothies again. That’s fantastic! Hope your smoothie turned out great! Good health always! xo

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  2. Sabrina,

    Wow! The article in the Sunday Star was incredible. And not to mention your blog. You inspire me to fight on and never give up. You truly are amazing. Big hugs and kisses to you.
    Andrea xxxxoooo @Dr. Tsotsos

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  3. Hi my name is Francesco Niro. I am 67 and I have been dealing with Cancer in my sinus for the past 8 years now and am having a very hard time dealing with it. I find your story very inspirational and would love an opportunity to speak with you or if you know where I could find people like us who wouldnt mind opening up and talking about it.

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  4. Sabrina! I can’t believe after all this time I found a way to reach you again. All thanks to Sharon by the way 😉. I just reposted a picture on FB we took together at Dor’s wedding. I just want you to know that I’m thinking about you and keeping smiling girl! I don’t think there was ever a day that I saw you that you weren’t smiling. Sending my love and hugs. Happy Holidays 😘

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