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 […]
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 […]
Interview with channel 15 ovarian cancer
“Today my guest is Joanie Shawhan, and she shares how she lived through cancer and chemotherapy.” Cynthia L. Simmons Heart of the Matter Radio
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 […]
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.
Life changed for the good after ovarian cancer diagnosis
Kathryn Larson from Spectrum TV Interviewed Joanie Shawhan, author of In Her Shoes: Dancing in the Shadow of Cancer and followed her to her ovarian cancer social group, The Fried Eggs—Sunny-Side Up https://spectrumnews1.com/wi/madison/human-interest/2019/07/24/author-starts-first-ovarian-cancer-support-group-in-the-state
Make your home book launch party a success!
When I shared my idea of a book launch party, a friend volunteered her help. A veteran at planning church events, she could pull off a celebration without a hitch. One evening she arrived for our brainstorming session, pen and notebook in hand. Four pages of notes later she left, promising to send me a Word document spelling out every party detail.
New book featured, In her Shoes: Dancing in the Shadow of Cancer
Samantha Bowers, host of Midday Madison at WKOW TV, featured my ovarian cancer story and book, In Her Shoes: Dancing in the Shadow of Cancer.