Monday, November 29, 2010

3 days of rad to go

3 days of radiation left. Seems forever ago and yet still so new that my life forever changed. The newness of being diagnosed is fresh in my mind, the wonder of a mastectomy'd breast so curious, the anxiety of chemo, the fear of losing my hair, the unwillingnes to undergo radiation.... and it's almost the end, the end of the most severe treatment anyway. Still lies ahead a few surgeries and tight surveillance for the rest of my life. But what I will remember in my heart forever is the change in me, the willingness to accept the darkest of trials, to put a smile on my face, move forward and courageously rock my bald head. 

Breast cancer... What frightening words. They create such intense trepidation, you can't apprehend those feelings without the diagnosis personally. 

And yet, I consider my experience euphoric. That induced euphoria has everything to do with the people in my life, both personally and casually. I wouldn't change my diagnosis, I wouldn't change my medical treatments I've endured. I only wish that this has changed me for the better, God knows I needed it. 

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Winter can be so beautiful

I was the first one up this morning. It was lovely.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Breast Cancer has not destroyed me. It has made me better and brought miracles without number to my life. It's more than a pink ribbon, it's courage, perseverance, love and the willingness to take trials and let them create a new you. 
I am a Warrior Princess. I have won.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

"I'm selfish, impatient, and a little insecure. I make mistakes, I am out of control and at times hard to handle. But if you can't handle me at my worst, then you sure as hell don't deserve me at my best." --Marilyn Monroe, adopted by ME!

Monday, November 8, 2010

I ponder the why me question about cancer sometimes. I have no complaints and say why not me? I am grateful I have been able to share my experience. I wouldn't trade it, but I never want to do it again.

To share is a gift! To recover is a blessing!
 - Rachel Adams - 

Sunday, November 7, 2010

I've got some catching up to do!

Here are photos from my last chemo as well as photos from past chemo days.

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