I had posted this on Facebook, a promise to my husband, children, friends and family. I totally cried when I heard this song, it moved me so very much. I was filled with intense emotion as I listened and it triggered a release of courage and commitment from within my soul. Yeah I know, soooo dramatic but honestly it really happened! Feel free to shed a tear but hopefully gain strength as I have from this amazing song.
Well I guess I should tell you a little about myself, not my diagnosis but about ME! I am 41 years old. I have a husband, Patrick and 2 children, Ethan 14 and Naomi 8. Our family includes a dog we adore, Bella AKA Pupup. I am a fun and loving person who is up for any adventure! I love movies and reading and walking my dog. Spending time with friends and family are a top priority in my life. I have recently found a passion in exercise with an amazing trainer, Tash, who is basically saving my sanity! Who needs therapy, work out! My sister Tina is my rock and am happy to have her in my life, she is the one that suggested I start a blog. My best friend Cindy is like a sister and we have been friends for so long I cant imagine my life without her in it. My incredible husband is a truly talented bass player with a crazy sense of humor and works hard everyday not only at his job but with putting up with my crazy ass. My kids are totally amazing, I know all moms say it but whatever, mine really are! My friends are the BEST, again I don’t care if you think yours are better. I used to have a job I really loved and worked for 10 years with the same company. I was a laboratory technician and damn good at it, but that was another story… My new one is full of adventure and love! I hope to inspire and support and maybe help anyone that is going through the same journey as I am, if anyone reads this I do hope it is a least enjoyable! 😉
Now, about my diagnosis….dum dum duuummmm
Advanced Metastatic Breast Cancer- mets to lymph system and 5 places in my bones, I was one of the lucky 6% of woman diagnosed this way.
Now for the yucky “statistics”, I have a 20% chance of living past five years, now 2.3 years into it.
Now for some good! Even though I was diagnosed stage 4, it was too late to do a mastectomy, so I got to keep my boobies, yay!
It has been an insane life full of ups and downs since my diagnosis. I have had many adventures and found so much love and support I never knew existed, as much as cancer has taken, it has also given so much.
As we slowly start to put the pieces back, we might find we are missing a few and some may not fit quite right but we find new pieces as well as a few old ones and can repair with time and patience .