Hi guys, where do I even begin? It's been such a long time. I haven't blogged for this very reason. I just don't know how to get back into blogging. It's like learning to ride a bike again so forgive me if I seem a little rusty.
It's been a year and three months since my bilateral mastectomy, which is when the cancerous tumor was removed. I count my "cancerversary" from that date. Some survivors count it from the date they were initially diagnosed. A year is big deal in the cancer world! I'm hoping for many more years.
Your probably wondering what I've been up to...truthfully, I've been celebrating life! it's beautiful and I'm deeply grateful for each day. I completed all major treatment in June of last year. I reconstructed my breast in September and I've been laying low ever since.
I needed to heal, physically and mentally. Treatment and surgery were so intense, it's nice to just take a deep breathe. I'm learning to live beyond cancer, which is difficult at times. I had only known one person with breast cancer before I was diagnosed, now it seems like so many people are either battling the disease or dying from it. It's so depressing, deeply depressing but I try to remain positive.
I wear this big smile, which hides a lot of pain but it also represents happiness. Happiness for life, a full head off hair, quality time with my son and the people I love. Thank you all for giving me a warm welcome back, it made heart smile.