Art by Connie
Paintings, Prints and Mosaics by Constance Ehrlich

Fear, Doubt, Hope Courage: Surviving Breast Cancer


The phone rang at 5:00 on Friday, July 2, 2010- the start of the Fourth of July holiday weekend. The nurse spoke those two words that EVERYONE fears. Invasive Carcinoma. Typical feelings emerge. Shock. Horror. Disbelief. Doubt. Confusion.

Diagnosis- Stage 2 ductal carcinoma in-situ, high grade. Treatment plan- lumpectomy, mammosite radiation, chemotherapy, hormone therapy.

During this time, I had strong support from my husband, family, friends, neighbors, associates, acquaintances. Discussion about my disease, my treatment, my well-being was continuous. This was great comfort. However, I was still full of an endless amount of indescribable thoughts and emotions that I had to express, but words could not communicate. I found the only way to release these feelings was the act of making art. The creative process was, and is, my solace, my saving grace against cancer.

For purchase, please contact me at cjehrlich@sunflower.com.
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