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Posts by Olivia Clarke

Survivor, Breast Cancer

I’m Olivia Clarke and I’m a cancer survivor. ​I almost knock on wood every time I say those words because I’m always afraid my cancer will visit my doorstep again. I experience moments where I feel like a rock star and moments where I wonder if every new ache or bump is a sign of cancer coming back.

There have been moments during this entire cancer business when I couldn’t help at laugh at the crazy questions I’m answering and how in-depth I get about my breasts (I had breast cancer). I have chuckled when some medical staff folks forget that I’m not their great aunt or their grandma with cancer. I am working and now dating. And, I’m trying to be a good aunt, sister, daughter and friend to those around me. Life keeps on going regardless of what disease I’m battling.

Moments of Humor During Sadness

by Olivia Clarke August 19, 2019

I’m sitting in my oncologist’s waiting room because I pulled the short end of the stick and have a noon appointment. For you cancer pros reading this you know that you must have either the first or the last appointment of the day and even that last appointment is chancy.