Posts by Samantha Lozier

Samantha Lozier is a social worker and lives in Medfield, Mass with her husband. Together they love to travel, play mini-golf, cook, and spend time with their family and friends. They look forward to a life together where adventure reigns supreme and joy fuels them. You can read more about her path to living an authentic life at youcanhandlethetruth.wordpress.com.

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You Have the Strength and Wisdom to Thrive Through Hard Times

“And in the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” ~Abraham Lincoln

Nothing can ever really prepare you for a cancer diagnosis, but it can quickly turn your life into an unplanned story.

Diagnosed at the age of twenty-eight with ocular melanoma, I was treated with surgery and proton beam therapy, and gratefully continued on with my life (though certainly a changed person).

But every year I went for a MRI of my liver/abdomen because if ocular melanoma spreads, it most likely goes to the liver. And every year when I …