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Posted 2019-04-13T17:52:16Z

Dunzo!

Last week I had my last radiation treatment and the side effects are beginning to clear! I'm beyond thrilled that the treatments are behind me. There will of cousre be follow up appointments with my cancer team but for now I'm focusing on getting back to life. I've jumped back into working with a few freelance gigs and I'm also looking for a full-time job. Next month I'm off to Hawaii with friends to celebrate beating this and turning the big four-oh! 

It's hard to believe that this time last year I didn't even know I had cancer. But this time last year also feels like a lifetime ago. These last 10 months have been the most challenging of my life by far. I've learned a lot about myself and my perspective on life and what is important to me has shifted. My dear friend Alana taught me so much about finding joy in life, even in the hardest of times. I don't think I was as good as her during treatment (no one really could be) but living a joyful life is certainly a priority for me now and I'm so grateful to Alana for showing me the way. 

I truly don't think I'd be where I'm at mentally and emotionally without all of the love and support from this incredible community. You all showed up in ways I never could have expected and I know that I'm lucky to have such amazing people on my side. So, let's hang out! Let's go on dog walks and go camping and play music and eat good food. Let's do all the things in life that will bring us pure joy! 

 

 

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Comments (22)

  • Nate Query
    Nate Query

    Wonderful! Yay!

    one year ago · Reply
  • Ronnie Maiorana
    Ronnie Maiorana

    I can't express how much I love you and that you're my favorite human being everrrrrr <3

    one year ago · Reply
  • penne J Soltysik
    penne J Soltysik

    I'm so happy to hear this Susan!! "Dunzo" is perfect. I hope to celebrate life with you soon!

    one year ago · Reply
  • Dylan Siegler
    Dylan Siegler

    This message makes me SO DAMN HAPPY.

    one year ago · Reply
  • donna hunter
    donna hunter

    Congratulations, Susan! I love this photo! Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy!

    one year ago · Reply
  • Rebecca Longworth
    Rebecca Longworth

    This message brings me pure joy!! Congrats dear friend! Wishing you all the health, and SO MUCH FUN ahead!

    one year ago · Reply
  • Paul Griffiths
    Paul Griffiths

    Congrats!

    one year ago · Reply
  • Danielle Costa
    Danielle Costa

    I’m so glad Susan!!

    one year ago · Reply
  • Shirin Shoai
    Shirin Shoai

    Fantastic news, Susan!

    one year ago · Reply
  • Westry Green
    Westry Green

    Yay! This is fantastic.

    one year ago · Reply
  • Erin West
    Erin West

    Fantastic news Susan! Let’s go to the beach with that muppet of yours!

    one year ago · Reply
  • Rod Nakanishi
    Rod Nakanishi

    😃👏👏👏👏👏👏🥰🙏👍

    one year ago · Reply
  • Lesley Reppeteaux
    Lesley Reppeteaux

    Love this and love you!!!

    one year ago · Reply
  • Mary Ann Jamison
    Mary Ann Jamison

    You are one great lady (and daughter)

    one year ago · Reply
  • Sean Donovan
    Sean Donovan

    Literally everyone yelled "Susan!" aloud excitedly when I said you'd be back around :) So great having you back for a spell!

    one year ago · Reply
  • Allison Halstead
    Allison Halstead

    Love this post and LOVE YOU. So happy that you are both on the other side of this. ❤️❤️❤️

    one year ago · Reply
  • Celeste Kopel
    Celeste Kopel

    You are the dopest💗

    one year ago · Reply
  • steve snyder
    steve snyder

    YAY! GO SUSAN!! <3 <3 So happy to hear this news. HUGE BLESSINGS ALL AROUND! A great big LOVE HUGS too! xoxo

    one year ago · Reply
  • Jessica Miller
    Jessica Miller

    AWESOME! I love you so much, friend! Cannot wait to see you.

    one year ago · Reply
  • Meghan Arnold
    Meghan Arnold

    Wooooo!!!! Congratulations, Susan!!!! I hope you have the bestest most relaxingest time in Hawaii <3

    one year ago · Reply
  • Emmanuelle Antolin
    Emmanuelle Antolin

    Hi Susan! What an awesome photo and awesome update. I am overjoyed to hear your news, and wish you the utmost positive everything going forward. I wish you more specifically time and space for continued healing and for enjoying life! I'm sending much love - - and I hope to see you soon, too. xoxox Emmanuelle (AKA TiteKurlz)

    one year ago · Reply
  • Scott Keldun
    Scott Keldun

    You rock! Love you!

    one year ago · Reply