October might be over, but the fight against cancer goes on.   8  years ago, just before my daughter turned one, I was diagnosed with  stage 3 colon cancer.  I tried to joke, that out of all the cancers, I  picked a good one.  Colon cancer can kill, but is also treatable with  chemotherapy and you do not loose your hair.  Which I know, sounds  silly, but I was worried about that.  I was worried, scared and afraid  that I would not be there for my daughters first day in school.  The  second picture below was taken the day before the surgery and I was not  even able to look at the camera. 

After surgery I went through 6  months of chemo and one more surgery, to fix the herniated incision  side.  I was told that while I was able to get pregnant, I might not be  able to carry a child due the mesh implant I received during the second  surgery.  Thankfully years later I was given the green light to have  another child.  I am sure the surgeon did not have twins in mind when he  gave me the go-ahead. And here we are, 8 years later.  My daughter  just entered 4th grade and I am running after twin boys redefining the  terrible twos, all while running a business...lots of running these days  :) Life is crazy, beautiful and I am thankful for every second of it.

Having  talked to many of you in the past, I know that you buy my jewelry as  gifts to show your support to family and friends going through chemo,  sugery and other difficult stages of life.  I am forever thankful that  you allow me and my jewelry to bring a tiny piece of comfort and hope.  I  added more styles to give as reminders to stay strong, keep on fighting  end NEVER GIVE UP.

As always, I would love to hear your story and ideas.  Feel free to contact me.

XOXO, Susan