Today is my anniversary. It’s definitely a cause for celebration but at the same time I wish I didn’t have this anniversary to celebrate. Two years ago I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I made the decision to have a bilateral mastectomy with reconstruction. I’m still taking a drug to keep any estrogen out of my body, but other than that and my six month checkups I am living my life as I did before cancer.

I want to shout it out loud, “I beat you Cancer! I beat you!” I want to spin around in circles with my arms wide and head tipped back in pure joy. Of course with my grace and balance I would fall down. But that’s not the point.

Today I want to eat cake and drink champagne for breakfast. I want to go shopping for something fun and frivolous. I want to get a manicure, pedicure and a massage. I want to sit on a beach and drink great wine and just watch the tide. Today I want to just have nothing on my schedule but fun.

Okay back to reality, today will be just like all of my other days, go to work, walk the dogs and hug Mitch (my rock). And most of all this is really perfect too, because I’m still here to do these things. I wake up every morning damn glad I’m alive and hope to stay that way for a long time.

Happy Anniversary to me.

13 thoughts on “Anniversary

  1. I think your being able to tell us about your cancer is why I sat up and paid attention to your blog. I’m so glad I did – you are a special woman and I value you as a friend, virtual for now but who knows! So damn glad you beat that shit, it has taken too many. Happy anniversary!

      1. Or vice-versa! Hey, one of us might win the lottery! If I did, visiting my blogging friends is something I definitely would do. I’d buy everyone that one thing they mentioned they wanted and couldn’t afford – it would be so much fun!

      2. Nope – but I know what it feels like to want or need something that might seem silly, but is still needed!
        Hey, this is after I get my teeth fixed and maybe some liposuction. – I’m not above being silly myself!

  2. Your transparency about your battle and victory over cancer is inspiring.. Congratulations to you and Mitch. I suspect that cancer is now afraid of you!!

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