Category 'The Cancer Chronicles'

15
Dec

The Gifts of the Magi

My cry echoed the cries of many throughout the centuries, culminating in the haunting strains of “O Come, O Come, Emmanuel.”  In 2006, my treadmill of holiday festivities sputtered to a halt. Instead of my Christmas letter brimming with the clever antics of beloved children and pets, I announced, “I have ovarian cancer.” Chemotherapy had sapped my stamina, […]

10
Nov

7 Gifts Hidden in the Shadow of Cancer

How could anything good come from cancer? As an oncology nurse, I was familiar with the ravages of cancer and chemotherapy. But in 2006, ovarian cancer flung me to the other side of the bed. I dutifully exchanged my nursing scrubs for peekaboo gowns and skid free gripper socks. Instead of threading needles into the […]

8
Oct

Tough Talk Christian Radio—Dancing in the Shadow of Cancer

I want to thank Tony Gambone for featuring my ovarian cancer story and book, In Her Shoes: Dancing in the Shadow of Cancer on Tough Talk Christian Radio September 30. For encouragement and inspiration, check out this program link. http://tobtr.com/s/11812639 In Her Shoes: Dancing in the Shadow of Cancer is now available in an audiobook […]

15
Sep

Narrator Interview with Drawing for Free Audiobook

Interview with In Her Shoes Narrator Julie Stein

5
May

Stop—Listen—Ovarian Cancer Whispers

Have you heard the whispers of ovarian cancer? Stop. Listen. Despite my background in oncology nursing, I had missed an ovarian cancer whisper—nausea. Over the course of a few months in 2006, I experienced several bouts of nausea, but I dismissed them as the flu. Fleeting thoughts of ovarian cancer crept into my mind. But […]

13
Dec

Christmas on Chemo

In 2006, my Christmas letter neglected to tell the tales of brilliant, talented, and amazing children and pets. Instead, I dropped a bomb–I had ovarian cancer.  Bald, fatigued and in pain from chemotherapy, I had to lay aside my usual baking and Christmas decorating traditions.   I needed to simplify. What could I delete from my […]

11
Sep

Fighting Cancer During Ovarian Cancer Awareness Month

Interview with channel 15 ovarian cancer

8
Sep

Surviving Cancer and Chemotherapy

“Today my guest is Joanie Shawhan, and she shares how she lived through cancer and chemotherapy.” Cynthia L. Simmons Heart of the Matter Radio

8
Sep

In Her Shoes: Dancing in the Shadow of Cancer

Deb Gustafson from Moody Radio in the Quad Cities interviewed Joanie Shawhan, airing the program July 22, 2019. “Are you frightened by a cancer diagnosis? Do you know where to turn for encouragement, comfort and support? Today’s guest has been where you are, receiving a devastating cancer diagnosis. Now Joanie Shawhan has written down what […]

31
Aug

Book Talk/ In Her Shoes: Dancing in the Shadow of Cancer

Mark Welp and Shelby Roberts featured my ovarian cancer story and book, In Her Shoes: Dancing in the Shadow of Cancer, on their WMBD morning show, Good Day Central Illinois.