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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
Surgery update

The news is short and not so sweet. I'm settled in my room and awaiting my first meal of the day. I am in intense pain. There IS cancer in my sentinel lymph node, which is not the news we were hoping to hear. Now I rest and heal until we find out what's our next step. Sweet Dreams

  Kristin Hurley
A Life-Changing Event

I can easily tell when something huge is about to happen. When I am getting ready for something big, my mind tells my body to pause and take it all in for a few moments. This happened the day I started college, the day I started teaching, the day I got married, each of the 3 days I had my children, the day of my Mommom's funeral, and then again, just now. I think it's my way of accepting that things will never be exactly the same anymore. I love change and I love surprises. However, these events are so monumental that they actually cause me to physically stop what I am doing and just be i

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  Kristin Hurley
Is that a...............

LUMP? In my breast? It's probably just a swollen lymph node because I am fighting something off. Let me feel it again. YIKES. It definitely feels like a lump and it definitely feels big.

Now what? It's 5:30 in the morning. Bob is away on a business trip and the kids are asleep. I know. I will text Mel, a dear friend who is a nursing student. I ask her to confirm my suspicions. In the dark, in the early hours of September 24, 2015, I stand in the driveway in my pjs at 6AM. Mel checks it and says, "Actually I think there are 2 lumps."

So, I'm not imagining this- it is there. Now w

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