My Healing Journey From Survivor To Thriver

Diana Raab
5 min readOct 11, 2023
Photo by Tyler Nix on Unsplash

In 2001, when I was diagnosed with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS), an early form of breast cancer, everything was going well in my life. I was 47 years old and had three wonderful children, ages 12, 16, and 18. Happily married, my husband and I had just celebrated our 24th wedding anniversary.

After being given my options and seeking numerous medical opinions, I chose to have a…

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Diana Raab

Award-winning author/poet/blogger. Speaks and writes on writing for healing & transformation. Visit: dianaraab.com