Hi! My name is Annemarie Finn and I live on beautiful Cape Cod Massachusetts. I am married to a wonderful, supportive man, have three grown children, an amazing grandson, and am a dog mom. My brother, who has special needs, lives with us too.
I was referred to Girls with Guts by someone who I have worked with in the past in the UOAA (United Ostomy Association of America)
I was diagnosed with bladder cancer in 2018 and, as a result, have had a urostomy since January 2019. The good news is I am here to talk about it. Since my diagnosis and treatment, I decided I wanted to share my experiences to help people with their own journeys. I knew literally nothing about bladder cancer or ostomies initially but discovered, through knowledge, I had power. I was able to get back some control of my life. I appreciate Girls with Guts giving me the opportunity to share my story on the blog to achieve my goal of helping others.
In my real life, I am a high school English teacher. I love what I do. I enjoy spending time outdoors with my dog and my family. I walk, hike, swim, and kayak here on the Cape and in Maine.