One year ago today, I began my "Cancer Journey." Sometimes a year of life seems to pass in the blink-of-an-eye, and sometimes one hour seems to stretch endlessly on. However we process the passing of time, it's different for each one of us. At times, this past year seems to have flown by, but mostly it has moved so very slowly. I am forever grateful to have had a wonderful support system....my family, all of you, and this wonderful man of mine.
I often get teary just thinking how grateful and blessed I am to have had Rick in my life for all these many years (47 and counting). He was by my side for every single appointment, sitting countless hours on uncomfortable chairs, but always ready to do whatever I needed him today. I know there are many women and men who go through serious illness alone and survive and bless their hearts for being that strong. I'm just glad I didn't have to do this by myself.
I am forever grateful that we live close to the best Cancer Center in the nation....MD Anderson. I am forever grateful for the wonderful doctors, nurses and volunteers who try their best to make you as comfortable as possible, but also realize and understand how frightening it all is.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but please start today to do self-exams and become very familiar with all of your lumps and bumps. YOU are the BEST first step!
Thanks to all of you who have been so very supportive during this past year. I feel very blessed to say you are my friends!