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


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!

    8 months 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

    8 months 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!

    8 months ago · Reply
  • Dylan Siegler
    Dylan Siegler

    This message makes me SO DAMN HAPPY.

    8 months ago · Reply
  • donna hunter
    donna hunter

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

    8 months 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!

    8 months ago · Reply
  • Paul Griffiths
    Paul Griffiths


    8 months ago · Reply
  • Danielle Costa
    Danielle Costa

    I’m so glad Susan!!

    8 months ago · Reply
  • Shirin Shoai
    Shirin Shoai

    Fantastic news, Susan!

    8 months ago · Reply
  • Westry Green
    Westry Green

    Yay! This is fantastic.

    8 months ago · Reply
  • Erin West
    Erin West

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

    8 months ago · Reply
  • Rod Nakanishi
    Rod Nakanishi


    8 months ago · Reply
  • Lesley Reppeteaux
    Lesley Reppeteaux

    Love this and love you!!!

    8 months ago · Reply
  • Mary Ann Jamison
    Mary Ann Jamison

    You are one great lady (and daughter)

    8 months 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!

    8 months ago · Reply
  • Allison Halstead
    Allison Halstead

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

    8 months ago · Reply
  • Celeste Kopel
    Celeste Kopel

    You are the dopest💗

    8 months 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

    8 months ago · Reply
  • Jessica Miller
    Jessica Miller

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

    8 months ago · Reply
  • Meghan Arnold
    Meghan Arnold

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

    8 months 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)

    7 months ago · Reply
  • Scott Keldun
    Scott Keldun

    You rock! Love you!

    7 months ago · Reply