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Sunday, February 28, 2010

An anniversary of sorts

Yesterday was the one year anniversary of my breast cancer diagnosis. It has been an interesting year to say the least. I thank God, my husband, my family and my friends (internet included) for being there when I needed them. I thank God for answering my prayer of giving me the strength to make it through that dark time. A college instructor once said that if you live long enough, you"ll get some kind of cancer. I do believe that but thought if I were ever diagnosed with cancer that it wouldn't be a total surprise. After all, both my mom and here sisters were breast cancer survivors. I wasn't prepared at all. I know exactly were I was and what I was doing when I was told. I remember exactly when I told my mother. I held off as long as I could as I knew she would not take it well.
Once the surgery was scheduled and commenced and the treatment after, I thought I would be back to my old self. Wrong. I feel as though cancer and the subsequent treatment has aged me 15 years. Some part of me aches all the time and wouldn't you know that while both my mom and my aunt had mastectomies and I only had a lumpectomy, I would be the one that would wind up with lymphedema. For the rest of my life I will probably have to wear this darned compression sleeve and glove. Does it sound like I'm complaining? I'm not. I am thankful I'm still here and hope I am here this same time next year to celebrate another year of being here!

10 comments:

  1. You are a "Pink Warrior"! I'm sure this year has been a very emotional time, scary, full of anxity, anticipation. Bless that husband of yours every day, for hanging in there with you. He sounds like a gem! And, continued good health to you. In this life, we must "keep peddlig"!

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  2. You are so strong and brave. I don't know how one could endure all that you have. However, you have married that wonderful man this year, too. I still keep you in my prayers. I have loved having you as a blogging friend and especially enjoyed being a cyber bridesmaid!

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  3. Glad to know you learned to fight like a Girl:) Since I started reading your blog and learned of your diagnosis I have prayed for you. I know you dont know me but every prayer helps. Keep the faith and stay strong.

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  4. I can relate to all you are saying... I made my 5 years last April... and I thank god for each and everyday...

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  5. Thank God he helped you make it through your battle with cancer and that you had a load of support. I know you feel like you've aged 15 years but the good thing is you don't look like it (smile). May God continually give you the strength to make it day by day.

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  6. Thank God you are here, I'm glad you're here and have made it through the roughest part. Stay strong and thankful and we'll all celebrate many more anniversaries with you.

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  7. My very best wishes to you for your good health and happiness.

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  8. Happy Anniversary and many, many more!

    LindaNan

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  9. Amen, I'm going to go listen to Mary Mary, thankful.

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