CHRONICLES OF THE CRAZY COLORECTAL CANCER CAT LADY
Adventures in living with Stage IV Early-Onset Colorectal Cancer & Four Cats.
Hi, I'm Violet. I was diagnosed with Stage IV Colorectal Cancer in November 2016, at the age of 31. Follow along to learn from my experiences in living with a terminal cancer as a single millennial, living in Washington, DC, with four adorable Chemotherapy Catpanions & Colorectal Cancer Catvocates.
I am passionate about reducing the stigmas associated with terminal and chronic illnesses, death and dying, and specifically, metastatic cancer. Here I share my ever-changing feelings, opinions, and experiences in living with a terminal cancer for many years. I hope to raise awareness for a growing segment of our population: those living with, and enduring treatment for cancer indefinitely. I'm here for those of you who will never face the challenge of adjusting to life after cancer, but instead constantly juggle the demands of living with it. I strive to both live and die with grace, elegance, & most importantly, humor.
I also share cancer related events and programming that I find cool, both in the Washington, DC area and online. Check those out below.
Upcoming Cancer Related Programming in Washington, DC
- DC Young Adult Cancer Meet Up and Support GroupSun, Aug 25Smith Center for Healing and the ArtsAug 25, 2019, 5:00 PM – 6:30 PMSmith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U St NW, Washington, DC 20009, USAThis monthly gathering is an opportunity to meet other young adult cancer survivors in their 20s, 30s and early 40s. Join us to enjoy a light dinner together with caregivers and participate in a facilitated group support session. This program is a collaborative initiative of local hospitals, health
- Mindfulness & Meditation in Integrative Cancer CareWed, Aug 21Smith Center for Healing and the Arts
- Behavior Change: Harnessing the Power of ProcrastinationThu, Aug 01Smith Center for Healing and the ArtsAug 01, 2019, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PMSmith Center for Healing and the Arts, 1632 U St NW, Washington, DC 20009, USADoes harnessing procrastination to promote change sound like a paradox? It turns out that we procrastinate for a reason, possibly one that is deeply rooted in our emotions. Come explore what keeps us from reaching our goals and learn more about yourself along the way.