Common questions answered – a colon cancer blog

March 1, 2019 | Danielle | Cancer | 0

When I started blogging, I named my blog “Semicolon Stories” because it was a colon cancer blog. All of my posts involved surviving stage 3 colon cancer. Several years later, I started this blog to talk about a variety of topics in addition to colon cancer. My blogs are a good picture of the evolution…

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Remembering My Why in Denver

November 6, 2016 | Danielle | Cancer, Communications | 0

I tried really hard but between the intriguing conversation with my Ethiopian taxi cab driver and the bumps from Denver’s road construction, I couldn’t seem to snap a great picture of the mountains. Not everyone’s amazing at iPhone photography. Case in point: Contrary to what the pictures may seem, the Colorado Rockies were beautiful. I…

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From Scanxiety to Hopeful | A Devotional

October 26, 2016 | Danielle | Cancer, Devotionals | 2

The words were about to roll off the keyboard like drizzling butter over freshly popped popcorn when I stopped myself. No – the days of basking in scanxiety were over. Instead of writing about the trauma and pain of cancer, or the nervousness about my upcoming scans, I felt an invisible nudge to focus on…

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In Real Life and Roller Skating

October 19, 2016 | Danielle | Relationships & Coping | 3

I think she morphed my common phrase “for reals” into her own saying – but when Mae’s trying to figure out if we’re joking or not, she’ll often say, “In Real Life?” It usually goes something like this: “Hey Mae, we’re going to get ice cream. Get your shoes on.” “In real life!?” (Then long…

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Opening up about cancer again

September 4, 2016 | Danielle | Cancer | 11

I tried to stop writing about colon cancer a little while ago. Well, sort of. I moved away from writing on my Semicolon Stories blog – a site I began after my second diagnosis. Its musings and content mostly focused on “life after colorectal cancer.” I took an active step away from blogging about my…

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15 Years Later – God is my Healer

January 23, 2016 | Danielle | Cancer | 3

On this day 15 years ago, my life changed forever. I went to school in the morning. I attended a large high school with over 300 other students in my class. It was big enough that I didn’t know everyone at the school, yet somehow small enough that by mid-semester I knew, or at least…

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