|Hope! by DesignsBySyd on Etsy|
Maybe it was just another year in your life -- not too different than any others. I remember 2006 very clearly.
2006 was not a good year for me. In June, at a routine doctors appointment, they suggested I have a mammogram to check out a suspicious spot that the doctor found. By August, I was facing surgery, chemo and radiation and trying to get my daughter prepared for her first year of high school. There was no quick fix -- It would be months of being totally consumed with treatment, and months before I could put it behind me. I managed to maintain my daily work schedule although, by 7pm I would be in bed. There was no cooking dinner, helping with homework or any of the other routine daily responsibilities. I can't even remember how laundry got done. Every day we were doing fast food or take out of some sort. My daughter had all sorts of stomach problems that year and I felt like we were in the midst of one of those Mcdonald's fast food studies. Eat fast food for 30 days and see how you feel! I remember after it was all over being thrilled to be able to have energy to cook dinner again. By the time my 5 week daily radiation treatments were over I felt like a mouse in a wheel. Go to work, daily treatment, home, eat, bed - wake up do it all again for 5 weeks.
|Greeting card by Mysavior on Etsy|
|4x6 Digital Collage Sheet by Bottlecapmania on Etsy|
Boston Tickled Pink Team
So here I am - I've hit the five year point, where supposedly the odds are with you that there will not be a recurrence. I refuse to live in fear as I trust God for my future. Not that the thoughts don't come from time to time but with His help, I got through this and my faith is stronger that I will get through anything.