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Carrie Forster
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I'm a wife, mother, and elementary school teacher.
I'm a wife, mother, and elementary school teacher.

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Incredulous
Scanxiety: the gut-wrenching fear cancer patients (and families) experience in anticipation of a cancer scan and/or scan results. After 11 PET scans between February 2015 and August 2017, this 11 month interval was the longest time between scans since Alex'...
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Incredulous
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Embrace the Boring
Embrace the Boring
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Embrace the Boring
Today is Alex's "Cancervesary:" three years since his diagnosis. Happily, there is nothing cancer-related about today. Alex is at his house, doing whatever their normal Sunday things are, and John and I are at home, each of us getting caught up on some thin...
Embrace the Boring
Embrace the Boring
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In the Quiet of the Morning...
In the Quiet of the Morning...
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Remission is great, but it's difficult to get past the fear. #autism   #twotimecancersurvivor   #hodgkinslymphoma   #lymphomawareness   #cancer  
It's Complicated
It's Complicated
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It's Complicated
We've been enjoying our visits with Alex, and all of us have been readjusting to life with Alex out on his own. Clearly, going through his cancer treatment changed the landscape of everything, and so much of our time with Alex revolved around his treatment....
It's Complicated
It's Complicated
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I'm trying to banish "when life settles down" from my thoughts and words in an effort to live in the moment. #cancersurvivors   #cancercaregivers   #autismcaregivers   #liveinthemoment  
What Are You Waiting For?
What Are You Waiting For?
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What Are You Waiting For?
How often do you find yourself thinking or saying, "....when my life settles down." That has been my mantra for as long as I can remember. John, my sweet, patient husband, has spent more than 30 years trying to coax me to live in the moment. I've always con...
What Are You Waiting For?
What Are You Waiting For?
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Alex is loving remission - why wouldn't he?
#autism   #twotimecancersurvivor   #hodgkinslymphoma   #opdivo   #lymphomaclub   #stupidcancer   #ihadcancer   #alexsarmy  
Watching Alex
Watching Alex
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Watching Alex
It's taken awhile, but the unexpected news of Alex's remission is finally sinking in. Right after we got the news, I wrote about how the good news was actually difficult to accept in  Cease Fire . Tomorrow it will be a month since the PET scan and I can't b...
Watching Alex
Watching Alex
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