A cancerversary moment happened for me this past weekend. Those who have had cancer ‘celebrate’ their milestones in different ways. Everyday can be a milestone and my perspective is to be thankful for each day.
It’s been two years since my second breast cancer diagnosis (2014) where I elected to have surgery and chemo based on the tumor type. The first cancer diagnosis (shock!) was in 2006 and had a lumpectomy and radiation. That seems so long ago. The chemo/cancer reminder came when this photo from July 2014 popped up on my iPhone TimeHop app.
Decided to focus on my new purple “cancer kicks” right before the first IV insertion.
You know what is really ironic? I ran into my oncologist yesterday (Sunday) at a local Marietta restaurant at lunchtime. He was with his wife and one of his sons; we chatted for a few minutes. I joked that I’m very happy to not have to see him anymore and he responded with ditto!
This cancerversary milestone allowed me to reflect on what has changed and what is the same over the past two years.
What has changed:
What is the same:
Sunset from the Boat with Deke and Bebe
I have never really had any fear of missing out on anything in life or the future. Until the cancer diagnosis. Twice. Everyday is special. Keep looking forward, live life.
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