October 16, 2020
Sara has worked as a professional book editor, a dishwasher, a philosophy professor, a ballet instructor, a waiter, and an English teacher in Slovakia and Lithuania. She’s ordained clergy, an astrologer, and lives in Ithaca, New York, with her beautiful husband, brilliant son, and a slightly above-average pit bull. Sarah has been cancer-free for eight years.
0:00:00 How the breast cancer was discovered
0:07:30 Breast feeding
0:12:18 Surrounding yourself with strong advocates
0:16:02 Loved ones who don’t show up
26:39 Doctors working in tandem
38:30 Eating through treatment!
42:51 Marijuana to manage side-effects
46:44 Chemo-brain and recovery from anesthesia
50:21 Post-treatment elective surgeries
56:26 Misdiagnosed 4x
58:09 Mastectomies and reconstruction
1:03:15 The body and societal norms
1:18:34 Cancer coaches and therapists
1:21:17 Cultural expectations of men & women
1:24:13 Positive thinking or just lucky?
1:28:19 Finding freedom in my diagnosis
1:35:29 Cancer woke me up!
1:42:13 Cancer as a gift?