One year ago today I was in a hospital room recovering from a single mastectomy. Apparently, I wrote a blog post that evening, but I have absolutely no recollection of doing that! It was one year ago that the surgeon roomed my right breast ridding me of the cancer trying to take over my body. It was one year ago that I became CANCER FREE.
In the past year I have overcome so much. hundreds of blood draws, surgery, 16 rounds of chemotherapy, loss of my hair, neuropathy, 28 rounds of radiation, and all the side effects that go along with all of these treatments, but I did it!
I celebrate my one year anniversary with all of you as you are who helped me through this past year. Thank you. Thank You. THANK YOU. Those words will never be adequate enough to truly express the gratitude I feel. I am horrible at thank you notes….I do plan to sit down and write them….but please know that absolutely nothing went unnoticed. From the smallest of things to the absolutely incredible things. I do believe I cried more tears of joy than fear this past year because of my support system!
To celebrate this year, I told Chris that I wanted a charm bracelet that I could add charms to each year symbolizing another year. For my birthday he took me to Pandora where I was able to get the bracelet I had my eye on. I had no real plans of getting a charm as I figured my first charm would come today…Chris and Isaac convinced me I needed a birthday charm. I told the clerk my favorite color was pink and she showed me several great ones and then she said, I have a daisy. My mom’s favorite flower is a daisy and mu favorite color of pink, it seemed like the perfect first charm!
I had been searching a while for a “1” to add for my cancerversary. Of course Amazon had it! Below is a picture of my charm bracelet with the two charms. I look forward to adding many more milestone and cancerversary charms! (Yes, I totally made that word up)