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Two Years Later

Posted on March 10, 2010

Two years ago today, I was told that I had breast cancer. I will never ever forget the feelings and utter terror I felt that day. My mind ran through all the different scenarios and I faced some of the most terrifying moments of my life after my diagnoses. As I look back, its the unknown that was the worst. It’s not knowing what the outcome would be and questioning myself about my strength to face this beast.

I have heard many people say that battling cancer makes you a better person. You don’t take things for granted. You love your family a bit deeper and you know how fragile your good health can be. You face your fears. You endure surgery, chemo, hair loss, and radiation. You fight to get well and get your life back as you once knew it. And you remember to enjoy each and every precious minute of your life.

Sure it’s been hard, I won’t try and sugar-coat cancer. There is nothing sweet about it. It tears you and your family apart and you are never the same again. Yes you can get better and yes you learn that you can face your worst days. You heal and become a stronger person for all that you have experienced. You find a new strength within yourself and you move on.

So as I look back on this two year cancerversary, I am thankful to God above and feel blessed that I’m cancer free now. I look forward to many more years of good health, loving my family, and enjoying my life. I know that I am stronger and that I can and have faced cancer. I move on now with a new sense of courage and conviction.

In closing, I want to express my gratitude for all your love, support and prayers. You have all helped me more than you will ever know to be able to endure and succeed in this journey that I began two years ago. Thank you all!

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21 Responses to “Two Years Later”

  1. Snowcatcher
    Mar 10, 2010

    Congratulations on a glorious milestone! Such things do indeed help us grow stronger and closer. I’m so thankful your journey brought you here.
    .-= Snowcatcher´s last blog .. =-.

  2. Annette
    Mar 10, 2010

    I mirror Snowcatcher’s sentiment – Congratulations!
    .-= Annette´s last blog ..I dream of. . . gardening =-.

  3. Moonshadow
    Mar 10, 2010

    We are Blessed to have you healthy and with us to continue supplying us with wonderful patterns. May you have Many, Many more years to celebrate!
    .-= Moonshadow´s last blog ..Boy Invasion & Angry Sky =-.

  4. Carrie
    Mar 10, 2010

    wonderful! i can’t wait to get there myself, just hit the halfway mark in my own treatment yesterday

  5. Aimee
    Mar 10, 2010

    .-= Aimee´s last blog ..RTT: Perms, PTA & Pretending =-.

  6. Miriam
    Mar 10, 2010

    Two years! I think I remember the beginning of the pink posts, and I’m grateful you’re now two years on and no cancer.

  7. TheSandman
    Mar 10, 2010

    Yes! YES !!! YES!!!! CONGRATULATIONS!!!! And I hope this doesn’t in any way sound trite BUT YOU GO GIRL!!!!!!!!!

  8. Liza
    Mar 10, 2010

    thank you for sharing your experience!!! it helps to know a little more about fighting cancer…

  9. Carmen
    Mar 10, 2010

    I echo everyones Congratulations! I am soooo thankful for you, it has been wonderful getting to know you and making many of your creations. Thank you for sharing your gifts with all of us 🙂

  10. Barb
    Mar 10, 2010

    Yea !! Me too, I’m right there along with you! We may not be talking daily like we were during that pink year, but we will be forever connected by our God who put us side by side at our very first cancer class. Praise Him that we are where we are….there are no coincidences. Bless you!

  11. Lynne
    Mar 11, 2010

    Those two years seem to have whizzed by for me but I’m sure they’ve been extra long for you and your family. May the Lord continue to strengthen you each day.
    .-= Lynne´s last blog which I speak of hand-dyed yarn and frogged Waving Lace socks =-.

  12. Nicole
    Mar 11, 2010

    Congrats! Here’s to being cancer free!
    .-= Nicole´s last blog ..Mama’s Dress =-.

  13. drenka
    Mar 12, 2010

    Great! I got scared when you shared here two years ago, I am now very glad and happy that at the end it turned out with a positive result.
    .-= drenka´s last blog ..Swap for Vitanova =-.

  14. Christy
    Mar 13, 2010

    There’s a history of breast cancer in my family, so I’ve witnessed what it can do–and how glorious it can be to come through it. Congratulations on your anniversary. Here’s to so very many more! Blessings!

  15. DaisySoapGirl
    Mar 16, 2010

    It’s amazing how adversity strengthens us and makes us appreciate the wonders of life. I’m so happy for you and applaud you for overcoming a hard struggle. My prayers are with you always.
    .-= DaisySoapGirl´s last blog ..Surviving Starbucks =-.

  16. timethief
    Mar 18, 2010

    Congrats! on reaching this milestone. As a fellow cancer survivor I can identify and send you all my love.

  17. Sandra Lee
    Apr 06, 2010

    Thanks you for this authentic post. I celebrate your recovery and wish you many more years of happiness. And thank you for your part in keeping the planet green.
    .-= Sandra Lee´s last blog ..The significance of my blog title =-.

  18. Sally
    Apr 09, 2010

    Just found your site today. It is wonderful. My mother in law had rugs she had made years ago out of bread bags and I always thought they were so cool. I am a cancer survivor also and am so happy for you. Will pass the site to others. God bless you for sharing with all of us.

  19. Marlene
    Apr 14, 2010

    So we can shake hands, my dear friend, as we call that in dutch….2 years ago the same happened to me…I didnt read yr full story yet but will asap….was searching for patterns coz I raise money for the Cancerfoundation with little handmade goodies, as you can see on my weblog, but I was thrilled abt the bags you make, will be back, often,
    from The Netherlands with love and stay healthy, so will I ;-)))
    .-= Marlene´s last blog ..even bijkletsen =-.

  20. Sandie
    Apr 26, 2010

    Having known many who traveled the road as you’ve done, I am so happy for you! Congratulations on your success at beating down the beast.
    .-= Sandie´s last blog ..Complete Guide to Crochet =-.

  21. dana
    Nov 08, 2010

    Congratulations and God Bless
    I am 3 yr survivor, mastectomy followed by chemo and radiation and now on Arimadex (post menapausal). Odd but my Mother was diagnosed a year later. We will see if she gets a “all clear” in December.
    I also wonder how much of the Pink profits actually get to funding Breast Cancer.

    I am also wondering if you had a mastectomy? I am getting shoulder and back pain on the side of the mastectomy and am wondering if I should follow thru with reconstructive surgery. My oncologist surgeon likes to allow 2 yrs to pass before her patients consider reconstructive surgery. Thanks Ta, DT

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