Thursday, April 26, 2012

This 'n That Thursday

Some survivor perspective:

  • I was diagnosed with breast cancer 133 days ago.
  • I completed 6 weeks of radiation 9 days ago.
  • After you hang up the phone and dry your tears, you are already a survivor.
  • The words "I have cancer" are actually empowering.
  • Not since the birth of my twins have I ever been more proud of my body.
  • My body has taken some abuse, and I am determined to treat it more kindly.
  • I am going to layer in a lot of more holistic therapies into my repertoire.
  • I am truly happy.
  • I am truly blessed and grateful.
  • I am most likely moving back home to Tennessee this year.
  • That adage about life being short is really true.
  • I will not live in a world of "should." 
  • We are all capable of living out our desires.
  • I have the most amazing family and friends.
  • Some of my friends live in my computer. I will meet them some day.
  • Today is going to be an awesome day.
  • Yesterday was an awesome day.  We celebrated.
  • I am so very blessed.
  • Go get a mammogram.


Hilary said...

What an inspiring post. Truly.

Daryl said...

another post that needs sharing .. muuuah!

Chesapeake Bay Woman said...


As I keep saying, this is going to be your year. Hope to see you at some point before you move. Love you much.

abb said...


I Am Woody said...

I will not live in a world of 'should'. I love that!

And hooray for Tennessee's gain!!

Keetha said...

Amen! How uplifting!

And hello? Tennessee! Boy howdy. We'll have to meet up sometime.

So happy for you. :-)

Pix at Under the Oaks said...

Celebrate! Celebrate!
Tennessee! Well, all right!

Meg McCormick said...

Tennessee?? Wow!!
Here's to ya.

Debbie said...

Love, love, love this post!!!

You are an amazing and truly inspiring woman ♥

Karen Deborah said...

your awesome and I love you.
My cosuin is facing a double mastectomy and she vasilates between being strong and falling to pieces.

Your right go get a mammogram.

and LIVE

Karen Deborah said...

o yeah and when you get back to TN we will be close enuf to meet yoo hooo!!!

Sally said...

You must be so happy to be moving back home. I'm happy for you.

Yes, you are truly inspiring to all of us.


Country Girl said...

I first met you on the internet in late 2007 (I think). Then I met you in real life in May 2009. I'll never forget that day. And when I saw you just a few short weeks ago, I had never seen you that happy. Love you.

judi/Gmj said...

absolutely wonderful. not living in the world of "should" so...freeing,

that's a real word in my "I can if I want to" life.
good stuff on ya.

Grandmother Mary said...

You're celebrating you, celebrating life, celebrating health- GOOD FOR YOU! It's the National Marathon to Finish Breast Cancer in FL that I have run in for the last 4 years.We are capable of living out our desires and now is the time to do it. Yes, get a mammogram. You're one of my computer friends and I want to meet you when you come to Italy (speaking about desires!).

Donna said...

I bet you are celebrating that the treatments are over! You can't see me, but I am giving you a standing ovation!

And what part of TN? We'll welcome you with open arms!

Jill of All Trades said...

A day at a time for sure. Life is too short, live it to the fullest. My mammo was last October, never fail!

Joanie said...

I'm so proud of you...what a great attitude..and what courage!

TexWisGirl said...

wonderfully said. congratulations! and congrats on your POTW!

MaggieGem said...

Very inspiring post... glad I saw this POTW!

Barbara said...

Congratulations and thank you so much for the wonderful reminders. Glad I hopped over from Hilary's!

Kathleen said...

Awesome! Congrats on a well-deserved POTW~

Brian Miller said...

wow. i love your attitude...cancer has touched several in my deserving of the POTW

Reena said...

Awesome post ... and a cancer survivor here as well. You are one awesome lady.
And congrats on the POTW!

Sassy said...

I too wish I could hit on facebook...this is grewat and I am so HAPPY for you.......XOXOXOXO