This day is more important to me than my birthday (it's actually my mom’s birthday too).
Today I was given a second chance at life.
This picture was taken just moments before I was taken back for surgery. I knew that I had one of the most skilled surgeons working on me and I trusted this woman with all my heart. She told me she would use her fingers like a knife.
It's a feel and cut process.
Cancer has a certain feel to it I learned. I put my faith in her and BELIEVED her when she said, “I won't stop cutting until all the cancer is gone.”
For those of you with ovarian cancer, you understand what I'm talking about. For those that don't understand ovarian cancer, it's nasty. There are microscopic cells that sometimes can't be seen in a scan just waiting to spread like wildfire.
Everyday when I wake up, I am GRATEFUL to be alive.
Today is my 2 year anniversary (or celebration of life). It's also the most critical time (2-5 years) that the cancer can recur! I try my best everyday to enjoy life, do something silly, laugh with my kids and challenge my brain with projects.
I am so blessed and grateful for all of the love and support I have received.
Thank you for allowing me into your life as you have watched me grow as a person. Overcoming my fears hasn't been easy, but with the help of your love and support I feel that I can BEAT anything that comes my way.