In the cancer world, they talk about the different identities that can be experienced after receiving the diagnosis. As a patient, our identity is defined by active treatment. Coming through the other side of treatment we are changed people.
This post was contributed by a community member. The views expressed here are the author's own. They say life is full of surprises, and this is especially true for Diane Peterson, a former engineer and now stay-at-home mom.
Editor's Note Nicole Nichols : I've had the pleasure of competing against Laurah Turner in multiple local races and by "competing" I mean "watching her leave me in the dust". I always found her athletic achievements admirable, her sheer speed enviable, and her personality contagious. Recently, I learned Laurah, an amazingly talented endurance athlete who appears to be the epitome of health and fitness, is a two-time breast cancer survivor—and she's only
Sunday, December 6, Breast Cancer and Triathlon. Yeah "had". She doesn't anymore. She's been cancer free for 3 years today.
Holly Kyle is one of those women you know is strong. Not just physically, but her heart and her mind glow with power and love. We connected in a number of ways from parenting, shared faith-based beliefs, and of course our love of physical movement and nutrition.
When Sophie Vann found the end of treatment difficult to cope with a new challenge helped get her back on track. When I had surgery I was of the opinion that nothing was going to stop me from getting out on my bike and going to the gym. For me chemotherapy flattened me.
We always have lots of cool stuff happening — in this section we aim to keep you updated with the latest news from the Castle Triathlon Series. Sharon Bowie shares her story of how she is lucky enough to be able to take part in a Mixed Team Relay at Cholmondeley Castle Triathlon and the benefits of triathlon to her recovery from breast cancer. I was fast tracked at hospital, and shortly after was diagnosed with a 8mm mucinous carcinoma.
From experiences I've learned the value of including humor even in difficult situations and maintaining a positive mindset. For most of her life Martha Lanier was shy and lacked confidence. Never in her wildest dreams did she ever think she could become a triathlete, especially at the age of