Saturday, August 7, 2010
So here I am, a 15 month breast cancer survivor at 38 years old. Like I said above, the lessons I have learned along my journey have been great and trying. I know that every cancer is different, as is every person, so the diagnosis and treatment options are so varied – but still, there are a lot of details that cancer patients going through treatment will share. My hope is that my story will touch someone, be that a cancer patient or someone who knows someone who is, and it will help them in some way.
I didn’t keep a written journal throughout this whole journey (now I wish I had!), but I did start one when I was first diagnosed. I will be taking excerpts from that journal, and I will be taking things from my memory and my heart and I will start from the beginning – starting with the next post.
I welcome any comments or questions you may have and will do my best to answer every one.
Final thought: Breast Cancer Awareness Month starts soon (October) – throw a “Think Pink Party” to remind all your girlfriends to get their annual mammograms. If not yet getting mammograms, then remember to do your breast self-exams – it’s what saved my life!