My name is Kathy Simpson. I’m a freelance writer and editor, student of life and lover of nature. I live in the woods surrounded by wildlife that seems to enjoy using my property as a passageway and sometimes a resting point. Every day is a potential source of amazement and wonder, especially now that spring is here.
A few months ago, something new entered my quiet existence: I was diagnosed with stage 0 breast cancer. This is both unexpected and unwanted, but here it is, and it’s something I must respond to and deal with. And so life has sent me off on a new trajectory, one filled with equal parts anxiety, fear, determination and resolve. I am a woman on a mission – to learn about this disease, understand my options, explore the range of potential treatments, and ultimately and most importantly, restore my body to health.
This is my story. May it help others.