Last updated: October 2022

My diagnosis of NMI bladder cancer came within the same year that I lost my husband (from a surgery complication). I do not have children (just 2 stepchildren). Going to the hospital for the cancer removal was challenging when I was asked "who is your next of kin" and I couldn't say my husband, and when the urologist punctured the wall of my bladder during the procedure (again, a complication). The loneliest year of my life - hard to separate the grief and the fear.

This is my story.

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