Welcome Michele!

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Lacuna Loft is excited to continue introducing some guest bloggers! These great folks represent a variety of perspectives on the myriad of topics covered here at Lacuna Loft. Before everyone starts really getting into the nitty-gritty of all they have to say, we wanted to introduce them a bit. Without further ado, here is Michele!

One day I was a 29-year-old newlywed, just back from my honeymoon. The next I was still that 29-year-old newlywed — with a lump in my neck that I’d found while putting on a necklace. Two months later, I got the diagnosis: papillary thyroid cancer.

I had my thyroid removed and radioactive iodine treatment. Two years later, the cancer came back. I’d been a professional writer for years, but this prompted me to I start writing for myself. At first, I wrote my blog, A Storybook Life, to update my family about my treatment. And then I realized that my writing was part of my treatment; it gave me an outlet and a connection to other people facing some of the same issues.

I passed the five-year anniversary of my last treatment in July 2015, and now I’m the mom to two kids, too. But my cancer story isn’t over; I hope to have decades of survivorship ahead of me. So, I’m still writing — and reading. I’m glad to be part of the Lacuna Loft community.