Hi- and welcome readers! That’s me, on the left with my adorable and loving husband Carlton on our wedding day in 2011.  We currently live in Arlington, VA with our beloved 6-year-old Havanese pup. I originally started this blog to work through my transition back to “normal” life after a cancer diagnosis at age 21. Well now at 27, things are a bit rosier. I hope this blog will inspire people, cancer survivors or anyone dealing with any chronic illness that you can take control of your life, and live the life you want to live. The title for the blog, Livingstronger, is one that holds great significance to me. When diagnosed I had been walking around wearing a LAF “Livestrong” bracelet for about 2 years…the day of my diagnosis I decided that “livestrong” hadn’t been enough..so “livingstronger” became my new mantra. Since that day in early November 2006 I have found a whole new level of what it means to live. I hope you enjoy the look inside my beautiful, funny, crazy life.


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  • I just found your blog. As a fellow cancer survivor, my thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Also…Great Blog! You are a credit to the cancer blogging community. I have added you to my blogroll, “Cancer Blogs Lists” with over 1000 other personal cancer blogs at http://www.beingcancer.net, a cancer networking site featuring a cancer book club, guest blogs, cancer resources, reviews and more.
    If you have not visited before or recently, please stop by. If you agree that the site is a worthwhile resource for those affected by cancer, please consider adding Being Cancer Network to your own blogroll.
    Now that you are listed, you can expect to gain a wider audience for your thoughts and experiences. Being Cancer Network is a place to share and communicate.

    Take care, Dennis (beingcancer@att.net)

  • Hey Sarah,
    My name is Liz and I have been following your blog for a while now. First, I would like to say that I am very happy for you in regards to your engagement. I am also thrilled that you are feeling well and that your new job and wedding planning are proof that cancer is no longer dictating your life but you are leading it full throttle.
    That said, since your blog is a great resource for someone going through cancer I wanted to reach out to you to see if you were interested in a new online social support network (that I am the community manager of!) called I Had Cancer. It is a new and free social support network focused on connecting people based on experiences with cancer so that they can easily communicate with one another and share information. I would love to tell you more if you are interested, so please let me know! Because I was so struck by your writing I would love to send you an early-access pass with extra invites for others you may know going through this journey.

    Either way, thank you so much for your writing. Take care and best regards.

    • Sarah D. says:

      Hi Liz,
      I’m so sorry I never got this message. I totally abandoned the blog a while back and never even checked my comments. I love I Had Cancer, what a great concept. It really is cool! Thanks for your kind words..I’m just getting back into this whole blogosphere and writing again. I hope to hear from you.
      All the best,

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