Monday, February 11, 2013

Marking an anniversary today

Being consumed with all this blizzard stuff for the past four days I almost forgot that today is my two-year anniversary of being a breast cancer survivor.

Yay, is all I have to say.

I kept a journal during all my treatments...good thing I did because now 2011 is mostly a big blur.
So much happened - biopsy, two surgeries, chemo, radiation, follow-up appointments, and more. Being a patient is truly a full-time job.

I  joined a support group, made new friends and participated in three 5K walks to raise funds.

I've written about my experiences for the newspaper, and now I'm part of a survivorship program at the Center for Cancer Care at Griffin Hospital in Derby.
The program includes exercise, nutrition advice, physical therapy, workshops, and health-care professionals who show that they care.

It is a whole different world than the one in which I lived before my cancer was discovered.

I have every card and note that people sent me, as well as photos of all of the flowers and gifts I received.

And the food! So many wonderful people brought us home-cooked meals and other goodies. Everything was most appreciated.

So here's to another two years..or three..or maybe even 20. That would be grand!


Dianne said...

here's to 2 more and then 10 more and then 20 more and then ... and on and on
good things do happen for good people

Anonymous said...

Congratulations, Patti. I wish you atleast 20 more wonderful years.
Carol Kirby

Empress Bee (of the high sea) said...

TWO years? i thought it was one year! congratulations patti!!!

smiles, and hugs,

Patti said...

thanks, all!