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Saturday, August 27, 2011

An Anniversary

One year ago today, I was diagnosed with breast cancer.  Four months later I was declared cancer free.  In between I had good days and bad days, scary days, quiet days, fun days, and anxious days.  Mostly, it was about waiting:  waiting for test results, waiting for the next appointment, waiting for surgery, waiting for healing, waiting to see if the treatments worked. 

Sometimes I feel like I got away with something; like my fight was not hard enough.  I am well aware that some of the women I went through treatment with have not yet gotten the "all clear".  Some are still fighting.  Some have lost the fight.  I know I am one of the lucky ones.

The hardest part of the whole thing was telling  my mom.  She's a tough lady but nobody should have to hear their daughter announce her breast cancer.  I hope, someday soon, someone will find a way to prevent this damn disease.  In the meantime, those of us who survive it have a responsibility to appreciate and enjoy this gift we have been given.


  1. Congratulations on your good reports!

    I have a friend still doing good and it has been 25 years. :)

  2. How true about your feelings and the fight against the dreaded disease. I lost a brother at 20 years of age to a brain tumor and one sister and mom had cancer but it did not hit them until they were much older. They died from it because both were inoperable. So glad you have beaten it.

  3. Congratulations! I can only imagine the ups and downs of fighting such a scary disease. I hope I never have to go through anything like.

    I lost my sister-in-law more than two years ago to breast cancer. She was only 43. Such a horrid disease that takes too many people! I have a lot of cancers that run in my family and lost both my parents to cancer. I do hope that someday a cure will be found.

    Continued good health to you!