Hello! I want to share with you more about me, the woman behind this little blog. My name is Susan. I’m 42 years old, and I’m a wife, a mother of 2, and corporate lawyer, among many other things.

Until not that long ago I was just your average, a middle-aged woman going about her life. You wouldn’t have thought anything was wrong with me; in fact, I seemed to have it “all figured out.” See, I was a pretty normal person for most of my life. Went to college, married my husband, raised a family, built a career. In order to deal with the stress and pressures at my job, I ended up starting a habit that would eventually lead me to where I’m at now.

One day, something happened that changed my whole world and my family’s world. At the young age of 41 years old I was diagnosed with lung cancer. And all of those years of smoking finally caught up with me.

I had started smoking as a way to calm down and unwind after a stressful day or meeting at work, which seems pretty normal right. There are plenty of people who do this very same thing. But without even realizing it I soon found myself smoking way too much, definitely more than my peers.

After being diagnosed, I obviously gave up smoking, began treatment and started to try to get my health back. It’s a constant journey and every day is different, but I’m learning to look on the bright side of things instead of fall into a pit of despair about my diagnosis.

It hasn’t been an easy road, and my story has lots of ups and downs. But this blog is my place to share what I’m going through and give you tips and advice for preventing and living with cancer.