Journey - Karen Berrios

Journey

Shielding Myself from Negativity and Fear

By Karen Berrios | May 12, 2017

I had been blindsided by my cancer diagnosis. Now, more so than ever before, I found myself truly believing my inner voice and trusting in God. Although everyone around me was urging (begging and pressuring) me to sign up for the standard treatment of surgery and radiation, I was listening to the voice inside me…

Why I Chose the Holistic Approach

By Karen Berrios | April 28, 2017

I started to educate myself as soon as I received my cancer diagnosis. My goal was to gather all the facts that I could, analyze it all, pray for guidance, and then make a rational decision. I gathered information from different physicians and clinics in various geographic areas. I read books, including “Cancer: Step Outside…

Decisions About My Thyroid Cancer – Standing Up to the Pressure

By Karen Berrios | April 14, 2017

The days and weeks after I was diagnosed with thyroid cancer – papillary thyroid carcinoma, to be exact – went by in a blur. Everyone around me was sounding the constant drumbeat of “You must have surgery. You must have the tumor removed. Surgery and radiation is how this is treated. This is what you…

My Cancer Diagnosis – The C Word

By Karen Berrios | March 10, 2017

As I explained in my last post, it all started in Peru. My husband and I had taken our three kids to Peru to visit family, and while I was there my father insisted I see a dermatologist about my acne. The dermatologist sent me to an endocrinologist, who felt a suspicious lump on my…

My Cancer Journey – It All Started in Peru

By Karen Berrios | March 7, 2017

Like most people, I didn’t see cancer coming. At all! In fact, I didn’t have any symptoms that would lead me to have any concerns. I was doing life just fine, so I thought that there was nothing wrong. Add in the fact that my husband is a Family Nurse Practitioner the fact I was…