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Today is the First Day of the Rest of My Life

First I want to thank all of my readers and fellow bloggers that have hung in there with me for the past three and a half years. You’ve read my stories, laughed and cried with me and left me wonderful comments that have kept me writing all this time. I write because I love to write and would write with no audience, but because of you writing is more fun. You’ve kept me challenged to grow as a writer to try new ideas and travel down new roads in writing.

Recently I was diagnosed with breast cancer and last week underwent a bilateral mastectomy with reconstruction. Monday I received the pathology report on my follow up visit with my surgeon. The cancer was determined to be Stage 1 and there was nothing in my lymph nodes. The cancer was very small and with the mastectomy all of it was removed gone forever. (I hope) The surgeon told me that the survival rate was 95% for five years.

That was probably the best news I’ve ever received, so you can imagine how I felt. Me, who never gets excited over anything, was babbling pretty incoherently. Poor Mitch had to tie a rope around my waist just to keep me from floating six feet off the ground. I was walking around making plans, talking nonstop not letting Mitch get a word in edgewise.

Bottom line now I can move on and get back to the reason for this blog, to entertain you with stories about those spoiled rotten wretched dogs that love to use me as a boat anchor on their walks. Thank you so much for your continued support I promise I will not disappoint you.

PS. During my recovery time of lying around and healing, I decided to start another blog site, “Susan Uncorked”, this one dedicated to one of my other passions, wine. I love everything about wine, so it just seemed like a perfect match, I drink wine then I get to write about wine. When you have a moment, please check out http://susank456.wordpress.com/ and let me know what you think. I love hearing from you.

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December 4, 2013 - Posted by | breast cancer, Creative Writing, dog ownership, Dogs, mastectomy, short story, writing woes | , , , , , , , , , ,


  1. great news!!!!!! I am up for my 1 year test friday, mine was stage 3.

    I will check out your wine site.

    Comment by billgncs | December 4, 2013 | Reply

    • I will say special prayers for you. Good luck on Friday!

      I hope you enjoy Susan Uncorked. It is a lot of fun talking and writing about wine.

      Comment by susank456 | December 4, 2013 | Reply

      • thanks :)

        in vino veritas :)

        Comment by billgncs | December 4, 2013

  2. Hooray! You did the right thing, at the right time, how rare is that? Hope the healing goes swiftly and the reconstruction isn’t too bizarre of an experience.

    I’m afraid I have to opt out of the wine blog – I’m a beer gal, never got the taste for the grape. Hubby loves it, of course (we just love to smash stereotypes around here). I’m sure you will have great fun with it!

    Comment by heretherebespiders | December 4, 2013 | Reply

    • Thank you so much. I don’t get it right too often so this is awesome!. No problem about the wine, I understand, I never got the taste of beer so we’re even.

      Comment by susank456 | December 4, 2013 | Reply

      • We can agree on Mars bars – yum! :)

        Comment by heretherebespiders | December 4, 2013

      • So very true

        Comment by susank456 | December 4, 2013

  3. Congrats on the clean pathology! Very good news. :)

    Comment by 2browndawgs | December 5, 2013 | Reply

    • Very good news indeed! Thank you.

      Comment by susank456 | December 6, 2013 | Reply

  4. Big healing hugs for you, your courage and your bright future Susan. Xxx

    Comment by Jane Thorne | December 9, 2013 | Reply

    • Thank you Jane, how are you doing?

      Comment by susank456 | December 9, 2013 | Reply

      • Hello Susan, I am doing well thanks and absorbing all the new changes. So many good things happening…I am sending healing hugs to you. Much love. Xxx

        Comment by Jane Thorne | December 9, 2013

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