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June 24, 2022

Share Your Story: Jaimie Sherling

Share Your Story: Jaimie Sherling

Jaimie Sherling is a joy seeker, drag ambassador, and memoir author. She lives in Wisconsin with her two kids. When she’s not working at her day job or trying on piles of clothes at thrift stores, you can find her screaming YAASSSS surrounded by a bunch of queens.

  • 01:44: I was diagnosed in April of 2018. 
  • 03:22: What was your first thought?  
  • 05:23: I had invasive ductal carcinoma.  
  • 06:58: What did the rest of the treatment regimen look like? 
  • 09:36: How old were your kids and how much did they understand about what was going on?  
  • 12:00: Did you have some support?  
  • 14:25: I spent a lot of time with my drag queen friends and enjoyed that. 
  • 16:46: What was your worst moment? 
  • 18:43: There was a fair amount of sexting which I was not okay with.  
  • 20:27: We're no longer married anymore.  
  • 21:11: What was the best moment? 
  • 25:30: I think you might have cancer again and turns out he was right. 
  • 28:11: I did radiation on my back before I had the official cancer diagnosis because my oncologist was worried that I'd be paralyzed. 
  • 30:42: How do you look at your life differently now versus when you had no idea you were ever going to have cancer? 
  • 32:08: What's one thing you wish you had known at the very beginning?  
  • 35:33: If you could only do one thing to improve health care in the US, what would it be and why? 
  • 36:56: Thriver Rapid Fire Questions.  
  • 38:09: Aside from Cancer U, what is one resource you would recommend for cancer patients and caregivers? 


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