My Worst Nightmare

The doctor told me that I would not be able to get pregnant again. Well, I could get pregnant, but it is what may have contributed to the breast cancer to begin with. She was doing her job by warning me of the risks, but my dreams were crushed. I would not be able to have another child.

I had always dreamt of having a big family.  I had a little girl, yes, but… I could not have more kids. My life was in jeopardy AND my dreams of having more children were crushed.

Earlier I mentioned, a step I took to get through this inconceivably challenging time. It is one of the steps I took to deal with the devastating news of the breast cancer diagnosis, the doctor’s telling me while I was pregnant that they thought my unborn child may have spina bifida, and after my healthy child was born I should not have any more kids.

I know it sounds like a made up notion, but the first move I made was the 1st step to wellness. It was not all rose colored glasses, trust me. In fact, I could only do one thing during this time.

The only thing I could do was…get through each moment. I just prayed to get through this moment. I could not even think an hour ahead, let alone a week or a month.

Getting through each moment can be difficult.  “Getting through each moment” felt particularly hard when I was told the devastating news about someone I love.

I’ll tell you more next time.

With the warmest admiration for you and all that is within you,


P.S. I write in my book about the very physically painful journey I was on and the unexpected incident that happened while I was undergoing surgery. It was the kind of physical pain that prior to it, I could not imagine feeling, but this journey provided me not only with hope but with confirmation that when we start making changes to our life that are more positive and supportive than those we made before, we do have an incredible ability to heal.


Choose to Live

Choose to Live Unveiled

Joyce O'Brien - Choose To Live Choose to Live is the name of my brand new book, and I am so excited to share our story with you! . If you have been following our blog, you undoubtedly know that my husband Kevin and I both healed ourselves from late stage cancers.  But did you know that we recently released our book, Choose to Live? That’s right!  Choose to Live recounts our journey from late stage cancers to vibrant health, and it is now available: Order Choose to Live. While it will only be released in book stores in the spring, you can get a copy hot off the press, if you order it online! . We thought we had it all, and then…not one but two late-stage cancers! Like so many people, we thought we had it all. We were in our 30s, traveling, spending time with friends and family. With a successful Wall Street Career, we were in the midst of building our dream home and planning our family. Then within a span of 5 years, our world came crumbling down. Kevin became paralyzed after a brain hemorrhage, and we were both diagnosed with late-stage cancers and told our chances for survival were slim to none. . We refused to accept the grim diagnosis and have our young child become an orphan. We decided to Choose to Live! And together, we beat all odds. Yes, I am thrilled to share that Kevin is walking again, and we are both cancer free… ten years later!  We wanted to share our story in the hope of inspiring others. Through our journey we discovered that we can heal, we have the ability. You have this ability too! By healing the body from the inside out, you can live a life brimming with physical, emotional, and spiritual health.  It is possible; we are living proof! .

“This wonderful, uplifting, inspiring book may contain the key to wellness that can change your life. It worked for me.” –Brian Tracy, Author, “Change Your Thinking, Change Your Life” “It’s not a book, but a black hole that sucks you in, wreaks havoc with your emotions, and then lets you out on the other side satisfied, inspired, and in awe of the human potential.” —Alex Lubarsky, CEO, Health Media Group, Inc.

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