Sunday 22nd January 2017,
The Liz Army

Browsing the "survivor" Tag

Liz and Brett

Screw “watch and wait”… keep fighting

What to do while you’re waiting for your cancer to come back It sounds pessimistic, but let’s be real: even when you are moving on with your life and enjoying survivorship or remission, you still worry about cancer from time [...]

March 15, 2012 Brain Tumor Advocacy, Surviving

Liz is a warrior

I do not pretend to know what it is like, but I think I am gleaning what troubles Liz about the use of the classification of her as a “survivor”. Liz has what is presently an incurable form of brain [...]

January 3, 2012 Surviving


The best part about being done with treatment is that people are no longer uncomfortable around me. When you are in treatment and you tell people you have cancer they look at you with pity. Friends ask how things are [...]

May 6, 2011 Surviving
Cancer victory medal

Certificate of participation

I received an invitation to participate as a “survivor” in the local Relay For Life event. As a survivor I’m invited to participate in a “special survivor’s lap” around a track. I get a T-shirt and a medal. I do [...]

March 31, 2011 In Treatment

In the fight

Thanks to a tip from Rebecca (in response to the post “I am the warrior“), I have now purchased a T-shirt from Stand Up to Cancer that says “In the fight.” (I also wanted the tank top but it was [...]

February 27, 2011 In Treatment

In honor of me

The LIVESTRONG Facebook page was encouraging people to download bibs (you know, those things people use to identify themselves during a run, walk or bike ride) and share why they participate in Team LIVESTRONG events. There are three bibs saying: [...]

January 29, 2011 In Treatment
I am the warrior

I am the warrior

For Christmas I got two of the same T-shirts from the Livestrong online store. One from Brett and the other from Alicia and Gabe. I like the shirt(s) for multiple reasons. It is designed well. I like gray shirts. Gray [...]

January 15, 2011 In Treatment
I had cancer...

What to say about cancer: a reader participation post

  I don’t have a problem telling people I have cancer. The problem is… how do you tell someone? I know there are many people who would say, “It’s no one’s business but your own; you don’t have to tell [...]

February 19, 2010 In Treatment
Moving on

Moving on

I haven’t written much lately but that doesn’t mean things aren’t happening. In fact, many things are keeping me busy. For one, I am looking for work. Who knew looking for work would take so much work? I have some [...]

July 9, 2009 In Treatment
Frequently Asked Question

Frequently Asked Question

“So, are you cancer-free now?” No, I’m not. Why does it bother me so much when people ask me this? I know people mean well, but when they ask it makes me feel like I need to defend myself. Just [...]

June 28, 2009 In Treatment
My first: Cancer support group

My first: Cancer support group

I am going to do a data dump from my head. I have so many thoughts milling around that I can’t find a place to begin. I’ve always appreciated the “little” things in life, but now more than ever I [...]

May 14, 2009 In Treatment