Speech given to Cancer Resource Network/American Cancer Society, September 2011

Hello – My name is Robyn Lynn. I am a writer, grad student, mom and breast cancer survivor. Not very long ago was I was in the middle of the most difficult thing I could ever imagine going through. I was uncertain, scared and full of questions and someone stepped forward and shared their story. … Continue reading Speech given to Cancer Resource Network/American Cancer Society, September 2011

And the ripples go out…..

This was NOT how I wanted to spend my birthday…. Only July 25 Mom and I were at tea celebrating my birthday and return from my first graduate school residency (which is why I haven’t written here in so long) . My phone kept vibrating but I happily ignored it figuring it was birthday wishes … Continue reading And the ripples go out…..

Honoring Survivorship

Last weekend was Nation Cancer Survivors Day and this weekend was my hometown’s American Cancer Society Relay for Life fundraiser in which my dad and I were the survivor speakers. As I complete my tattoo and celebrate my acceptance to grad school, I find myself deep in thought about survivorship and what life after cancer … Continue reading Honoring Survivorship

A Survivor’s Reminder

Like most survivors, I am terrified of being diagnosed with cancer again. Every weird feeling, illness or overtired day makes me think that something is seriously wrong with me. Facing these fears head on provides an opportunity to learn to stay present in the process when the fear of “what if” keeps you awake at … Continue reading A Survivor’s Reminder