I, Iris, was diagnosed with Stage 3C breast cancer the first week of December 2013. With the help and support of my family, friends, community and healthcare team I experienced what is known as a “cure.” After my mastectomy pathology report came back with no residual cancer activity I was restaged in May 2014 as Stage 0. This was pretty much a miracle. It is very uncommon to re-stage a cancer diagnosis designation. (Look here for my post about whether I really had cancer to begin with.)
To help me understand what is happening within my body, and to choose wisely as possible the best path to healing, I continue to look to myths and stories as well as science and medicine. Choosing to use art and dreams and the sweetness of plant medicine to light my journey as well. Part of getting healthy is staying connected to my loved ones, recognizing that though this is happening in my body, the impact of this cancer-ing journey is bigger than me. This blog chronicles my journey of healing that continues.
May my healing bring healing to the world.