Behind The Veil

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Ellie Schoenberger
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Ellie @ One Crafty Mother
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One Crafty Mother

I wrote this post about a week after I was first diagnosed with Stage 4 Tonsil Cancer, at the very beginning of my cancer journey. I was so moved by the determination, grace and courage I saw in the waiting rooms, from the doctors and nurses, and I was stunned at how much courage they gave me.  Getting cancer is one of the scariest things that can happen to a person, and the see-saw of emotions between fear, gratitude, determination, despair - it took my breath away.  It's a different world, forever, for those of us who have cancer, or who have survived it.  This post was my attempt to capture that other worldliness in writing.