Today I am enjoying life to the fullest -- it is my seven year anniversary of being cancer free! I was diagnosed with Stage 3B breast cancer which had spread to my lymph nodes and had surgery on this day in 2006.
At that time I just wanted to fast-forward the clock -- I wanted to skip the surgery, skip past the 16 weeks of chemotherapy and skip over the 33 radiation sessions. I just wanted to skip past ALL OF IT. Just like in the movies I wanted to hit FAST FORWARD. Guess what? Today is where I wanted to be! I wanted my hair back, I wanted my health back and I wanted my life back!
My family and friends helped me through it all (every horrible step of the way) and I can never, ever, ever repay them. They saved me! THANK YOU!
It's been an amazing seven years and I am so grateful! If you have never had a mammogram, please get one. If you have never done a self-examination, please do one. If you have never seen a doctor, please see one. That is all!