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  Kristin Hurley
Kristin Hurley
Making It Mine

One of the best parts about working for Virtua is the team I am part of.  One member of this team published a book to help teens whose parent or loved one was dealing with cancer.  This book, "Making It Mine:  Stories of Teens Who Found Themselves in Their Parents' Cancer," is outstanding and I strongly suggest that you read it.  The author, Brie Bernhardt, is an oncology social worker.  She even had a book signing so she is the real deal:-).  RUN, don't walk, to your computer and order this book from Amazon today.  It is a GREAT read!!!  Also,

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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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  Kristin Hurley
Good-bye Female parts & Hello Channel 6 News

Tomorrow, October 13, 2016, is a big day for me. In the morning, I am having a full robotic hysterectomy. Since my oncotype test revealed a high chance of recurrence and since my tumors were estrogen-based, I am having my ovaries, fallopian tubes, and uterus removed in hopes that I do not get ovarian or uterine cancer. My biggest fear for tomorrow's surgery is that I will internally bleed (again) or that they will find something in there (like a tumor). I pray to God there is not a cancer party going on in there that I am late for!

While I am in the hospital recovering, I will be on the n

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  Kristin Hurley
One Year Ago...........

One year ago, yesterday, I found the lumps that would forever change my life. This year has taught me so much about life, love, friendship, and loyalty. Brynn posted today, "Your hardest times often lead to the greatest moments of your life" and I couldn't agree more. After finishing treatments, I was able to enjoy the summer and travel to LBI with 8 awesome families, Gettysburg with our awesome soccer team, and Florida to spend an awesome week with Meg, Logan, Landon, & Griffin, visiting Ponte Vedra, St. Augustine, & Amelia Island. I was able to keep up with all the planned activi

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  Kristin Hurley
Ding... Ding... Ding...

Today was my LAST radiation treatment! All 28 are DONE! Radiation was much more difficult than we expected. While the rays are invisible during the treatments, the results are more than visible. I have MAJOR radiation burns. My entire breast from below my collar bone to my right armpit to above my rib cage and back again is burnt to an absolute crisp. It is raw and purple and peeling. Every single time I move my right side, it hurts so much. I am on a prescription burn cream 3 times per day, Advil every 6 hours and Motrin 600 at night. I wouldn't wish this upon my worst enemy! After

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