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Remission!

I fought and fought. Hoped and prayed. Believed it would happen. Then it did. So why was I shocked into fear?

My tumor markers were within normal range. The CT and PET scans showed only traces of cancer cells. The brain MRI indicated that there are only two very small spots.  I asked my oncologist, does this mean remission? He said yes. My girlfriends squealed with joy. I was stunned into silence.

Navigating a Cancer Battle

The doctor said, "you have cancer."  Now what?

A Conversation with Patricia Brown

I'm honored to be able to share my unique way of battling cancer.  

A Conversation with Patricia Brown is one of several PBS April programs focused on cancer. I've provided a description of just three of the programs. Check your local listings, and you can view the 30-minute video below

Description:  An up close look of a cancer survivor's battle hosted by Kelly Cruise and produced by Peter Richards of WKNO.

Patricia Brown was destined to have numerous experiences with cancer. 

Anger & Love

Script from my first sermon - March 1, 2015

Anger & Love

Good Morning.

My name is Patricia Brown & I am a sinner.

Today, I will reveal my greatest regret.

Purpose + Passion = Joy

Emotion was rushing through my soul.  There I stood in the middle of the dairy section about to cry. 

Insure Your Future

Insurance is necessary.  Seek wise counsel when looking for advice on insurance.  You may not need it now but sooner or later you will.  Take it from me. 

Talk Turkey to Me!

It is that season when everyone is talking turkey as in Thanksgiving turkey dinner and all the trimmings.  It's all about the food until we take pause and think about the good people in our lives.  That is when the true meaning of thanksgiving should creep into the middle of our heads and hearts and make us filled with gratitude. 

The Dead Truth

We are all terminal. That is the dead truth.

My family is full of pranksters. You never know if someone is teasing or telling the truth. We frequently ask each other, "Is that the dead truth?" Non-sugar coated facts = the death truth. 

During the month of October, all the pink is pretty but I wonder if all the fun of bringing awareness to breast cancer is overshadowing the dead truth about breast cancer.

Waiting to Exhale

"How long do I have to live?" 

The reply was, "You have months if the radiation therapy doesn't work." Imagine the feeling of hearing those words. I don't have to imagine, I've lived it. 

A brain MRI taken the first of May revealed that there were a few brain metastasis. Seeing the spots took my breath away. I handled it like a trooper as I held my breath.

True Love

Is love that warm feeling a person has about another person? According to the Bible, love is caring in action. Love isn't what we feel, but what we do.  Love is a decision not a feeling.  Ponder on that for a few minutes. 

Love ain't always easy.  In fact it is work laced with patience much of the time.  Words like unconditional and sacrificial are demonstrated on the journey to having true lasting love.

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