One year for me. How are supposed to feel???

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   Posted 3/30/2006 6:15 PM (GMT -7)   
Well, even though I got "the call" one year and 6 days ago, I had my first surgy - the lumpectomy - one year ago today. Although I wasn't really cancer free at that time, I really feel this is one of the milestones that mark my anniversaries (I know there'll be so many more!). In fact, this time last year was such a crazy time with DH already living in NJ while the boys and I were in VA. We were also getting ready to move in 8 days, selling one house and driving to NJ to buy another.

I guess this was such a crazy time that I think it might always be my "anniversary date." However, my double mastectomy wasn't until early May (the 6th), so I'll probably feel that as a very significant date, as well. It's just so hard to put into words how grateful I am to be able to go on each day. Today I had my monthly lupron shot and sat in the infusion waiting room and felt such gratitude for the things I DO have.

I really appreciate all of you and your support over the last year. THANK YOU!

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   Posted 3/31/2006 5:42 AM (GMT -7)   


Sounds like you feel just right.  We are seem to go through the same cycle of feelings.  There are always different twists with everyone but we all seem to end up feeling thankful for what we do have.  You are doing great and it is nice to be reminded of that thankfulness.

Hugs to you,


Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work: if one falls down, his friend can help him up.  Ecclesiastes 4:9-10

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   Posted 4/1/2006 1:09 AM (GMT -7)   
Congratulations.  I agree with you about feeling grateful.  I appreciate things so much more now.  I believe I was led down this path in order to give me a different direction in life. 
We are all here for each other.
L & H,

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   Posted 4/1/2006 8:15 AM (GMT -7)   

Congrats on your first of many anniversary's I can't wait to get to that point. Go and and do some would be good!


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   Posted 4/1/2006 9:08 AM (GMT -7)   
I wanted to see what everyone said about how you should feel myself. I think you should feel like you have taken one giant step into the future. One step year at a time and hopefully you will get to bigger and further milestones without any problems. I am going into year ten. Seems like the time has passed so quickly, but then it could be my old age, too. My 50th class reunion is this summer. Seems like only yesterday. Hugs MK

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   Posted 4/1/2006 3:49 PM (GMT -7)   
I remember someone telling me you spend years waiting for the other shoe to drop, or you pick yourself up and and remember you had cancer, cancer does not have you. There is a lot of truth to that statement. Some days I said that is the truth, and other days I would snort, and say want to bet. So when someone asks me how you feel a year out of treatment I just tell them if you do not like my answer wait 5 minutes and I will have a whole new attitude. I called my first year my flip flop year. Hugs Joyce
How wonderful it would be to see Angels where there are only clouds. How sad it would be to see clouds where there are Angels.

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