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!