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  Kristin Hurley
Kristin Hurley
Be Well, Get Well and Stay Well

I have had the chance to meet with many women who have joined the club.... a club that they never imagined that they would be a part of...… not a club that they signed up for..... but a club that they find they need once they hear the words "you have cancer."  I once read a quote by Gilda Radner- "Having cancer gave me membership in an elite club I'd rather not belong to."  Many times just hearing that someone they are talking to has been through the same experience and has come out on the other side is comforting. This "club" is a permanent part of me so when I started t

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  Kristin Hurley
Cha Cha Cha

It has taken me almost 9 months to get up the courage to tell you all about something that I did. Something that was so out of my comfort zone. Something that could have ended not well at all. However, it was something that I felt I needed to do to help raise money for Virtua's cancer program. I agreed (reluctantly at first) to take part in something called "Survivors in Step." Think "Dancing with the Stars." Yes, I wore a ball gown. Yes, I danced with a pro. Yes, I did the salsa. No, I did not fall on my face or butt. No, I did not win (GRRRR), but I will get to all of this.

One ye

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  Kristin Hurley
"The Other Side"

Six months have passed since my last post. I am not exactly sure why; other than that I am slowly drifting to "the other side".......... the post-cancer side. It feels almost like a dream (nightmare really) that I had cancer at all. Sometimes I am not even 100% sure that I went through everything that I did. But............... then............. the reminders show up: the scars I see right before I get into the shower, the smell of the oncology wing when I go in for check-ups, the news that a friend or a friend of a friend has been newly diagnosed, casually walking by a bald mom at a cheer

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  Kristin Hurley
The Invite Had Not Gotten Lost!!!!

I woke in the recovery room Friday afternoon groggy but ecstatic to hear the news that there was no physical evidence of cancer in my uterus, ovaries, Fallopian tubes, or cervix. Every piece will be fully biopsied and Dr. B will go over the results with us in 2 weeks at my follow-up.

Once settled in my room, I felt remarkably well. I had a catheter, leg splints to keep from blood clots, 2 IV's, and an oxygen mask. I was able to eat a clear liquid and then even some saltines and apple sauce. I enjoyed a couple of tv shows with Bob and spoke with the kids over the phone. After that is when the r

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