“June 12th, 2009 – …My doctor was nearly certain - in fact said he would be "very surprised"- if my full pathology came back as anything but benign.
We were both a little shocked when I went in to have my stitches out a week ago Friday and found that "Bob" had been sent to the Mayo Clinic for a second look. He said he would call me as soon as the reports from Mayo came back...
So that is basically how exactly 2 months after my 30th birthday, I got the phone call telling me I have cancer”
It seems like a lifetime ago but at the same time I know I’m not at that magical 5 years = cancer free mark yet. It is probably why I have been dragging my feet to find a new endocrinologist and have my testing done. I know I need to do that. I know. But I’m scared that there will be news I don’t want to hear. That and Endos are notoriously prima donna like so meeting yet another one isn’t exactly high on my list. I will make that appointment. I promise.
So how am I celebrating 2 years of survivorship? I don’t know yet. I’m thinking of sleeping in, reading a good book, watching a new movie, and heading down to get a Peanut Butter Dream to stick 2 tiny little birthday candles in.
I’ll light those 2 little candles. And while blowing them out I will make a little wish for all the dreams I’m holding in my heart.
Because as I said one year ago today…
“Today is a day to celebrate every moment, to appreciate the little things, to stop and smell the roses, to live life to the fullest, to shout it from the rooftops!
I am here, I am healthy, I am loved, and I have a very long life in front of me.
For today, I am pushing all of that away and am remembering that today is worth celebrating because life is worth celebrating! Life in all its ups and downs is simply a gift every single day.
TodayEvery day is my most precious gift”