CC's Fighting Rectal Cancer & Farting Sparkles
This is my 2nd coming out party! 🎉 I (CC) am coming out of the #CancerCloset today! #JustAddCourage
Up until 3 months ago, we were happy, thriving at #CCnDoc’sOnTheRocks, super active, and healthy - I have bloodwork to prove it! Then out of the blue I was diagnosed with #RectalCancer (even tho I had a clear colonoscopy 2 yrs ago). WHAM! 💥 Life changed in an instant…
Right now, I am on my way to the “chemo infusion suite” to sit in my 1st Class recliner💺(sounds so luxurious🙄) to start my 3rd round of the #MagicGoldenElixir called #Chemo… 🤮 ☠️ 🤢
Even though Doc and I are pretty much an open book, it’s been harder than you might think for us to share this news publicly. Which is exactly why we are sharing it! We believe in our ❤️❤️ that sharing our #CancerJourney will help others. Everyone is willing to talk about boobies and #BreastCancer, but when it comes to What’s Up Your Butt? 💩 Embarrassed silence. #ColorectalCancers carry a huge stigma and we aim to change that! You may recall 2 yrs ago we posted a public #ColonoscopyParty to raise awareness and that was before I ever knew I would be here today.
Cancer is so prevalent yet we often pretend it doesn’t exist or won’t happen to us.
Colorectal cancer numbers are rising in the under 50 folks (I am 53), and it’s the 3rd leading cause of cancer deaths in the US. Most who get it now don’t have a family history. 🤷♀️
Our journey is full of ups and downs and life lessons - like a 🎢 in a 💩 storm! 😂 We are determined to find joy each day, and things to be grateful for… We will keep moving forward with loving friends and family to support us. I carry hope in my ❤️ and a sense of humor every day I can muster it! I carry your faith with me on the days that I cannot find my own 🙏🏼 , and I believe somehow there is purpose in all of this. I CHOOSE LIFE! I choose to #LiveBold! I can still live a long and happy life cancer-free so please visualize me thriving and living to the fullest, dancing with Doc at 93 and even 103! 💃🏻 💃🏻…
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Over the next several months, you will see more cancer posts on social media, and you will see a vulnerable side to us you may not have seen before. Some days will be serious, some lighthearted and some will just BE 🧘♀️, another lesson we are trying hard to learn. 😉 Please Be kind. 🙏🏼
We’ve started a podcast, #CCnDocTalk, and we will include Cancer on our very eclectic topic list. 🔗LINK IN BIO🔗 We don’t just talk about cancer tho, we talk about everything! Why not? I’ve got couch time to spare! 🛋 😂
If you would like to follow CC's journey on CaringBridge this is where we post the nitty gritty details (think 💩 💩 jokes and medical jargon).
Thank you for receiving this news with 💕 and compassion and may you be blessed with good health for all of your days! 🙏🏻
The view from CCnDoc's on the Rocks - Silver Mountain
CC Art - Warrior Pose
Ready for Chemo!
View from CCnDoc's On The Rocks - Spanish Peaks
Our Fav - Deck Time!
Love from Friends and Family!
Meeting the Neighbors!
Pool Time is a Godsend on the off-chemo weeks!
Sunset at CCnDoc's on the Rocks
Post chemo food cravings are like pregnancy!
It's the Podcast we should have done years ago!
CC Art - Fight Song
Sunrise at CCnDoc's on the Rocks
CC Art - Inner Peace - Her Goal
Ready for Chemo (again)
CC Art - Protect your energy!
Post Chemo Lake Walk - Brrrr!
CC Art - CCnDoc Soul Mates
CC Design - Fighting & Farting Sparkles!
CC is the Ringmaster of the Shit Show!
CC Design - What's Up Your Butt?
CCnDoc's On The Rocks
Spanish Peaks - Hujatolla, "Breasts of the World"
Doc with the prickly poppies
Courageous Money is available at your favorite bookseller!
Southern Colorado Wildflowers
The BIG Book of SOCO Wildflowers Interactive Ebook & Video Book on sale now!
Doc in the OK corral
June Strawberry Moon at CCnDoc's On The Rocks
Our first elk sightings
The Cowboy and the Cowgirl
Too cold for CC!
Check out the size of those pine cones!
Storm clouds gathering over Silver Mountain
Our new kitty!
Country roads, take me home.
Doc's fav mask. Yep we're still wearing them!
A smoke haze day filled with sunflowers.
Double rainbow, double fun.
CCnDoc, home on the range.
Spanish peaks view to the S. Stunning.
Well, good morning to you too!
Pinon Jay in flight.
Giggles N Gourmet. Always!
Life is good!
We have a logo for everything!
Welcome to the Tiki Barn!
Just showing off.
More Giggles N Gourmet!
No Dick Van Dyke a.k.a. The bubble on wheels
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