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It was fall 2022, and I was living my BEST life. It was my first year as a stay at home mom after teaching for nine years. The prior school year I had this revelation that I should be spending more time with my OWN children as life goes by too quickly. My three kids kept me busy & I wouldn’t have it any other way! But then, right before Thanksgiving at the age of 32, I went to urgent care due to shortness of breath and chest pain. I assumed I had Covid19 or a respiratory infection, but sadly that wasn’t the case. I was directed to go to the ER where they found a tumor the size of a baseball in my chest. This caused my heart to shift and fluid to build up around my lungs making my breathing difficult. I was devastated! I had already beaten cancer once back in 2018 while pregnant with my second daughter, and I thought that this can’t be happening again! Days later I had a PET scan and a biopsy where the news got worse. It wasn’t my thyroid cancer returning, instead it was a rare, aggressive cancer. T-cell lymphoblastic lymphoma, a cancer that takes YEARS to treat. December 2nd I started my first round of chemo. I was being treated as an inpatient, and that week spent in the hospital away from my kids was absolutely treacherous. After meeting with specialists I decided to change my treatment at the beginning of 2023 to a pediatric protocol. I am still undergoing treatment due to the aggressive nature of T-cell lymphoblastic lymphoma as it can spread with vengeance. As of July 6th it has spread to the nerves in my face so radiation is the next step.

Taylor Swift ERAS Tour

Family trip to Disney or really any family trip

Tricia’s LifeList:

  1. Tickets to Taylor Swift Concert

  2. Family Trip

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