My Five Year Cancerversary - A Big Milestone

Me and My Wonderful Doctor
It's my fifth year CANCERVERSARY!!!!  I have been counting the days to reach  this big milestone.

Five years in this time and age is not a long time, but as a cancer survivor it means a lot.  It means that the odds of this ugly monster coming back diminishes.

Make no mistake, there will ALWAYS be that  thought in back of my mind, but I'm able to control it a little better now. I'm not looking over my shoulder as much.  Life does go on after cancer.

Cancer changed my life forever.  Nothing is the same since that day when my doctor told me that I had stage IIB cervical cancer.  

Even though this dreadful disease brought pain, tears, and sadness to my life and to my loved ones - I must say I wouldn't have met the little warrior inside me.

Not too many of us realize that we are stronger than we think until we have to be strong.  So in a way I have to thank cancer for being the person that I am today.

My husband Freddie
It was a difficult journey to be able to get to the other side, but I am grateful that I met extraordinary people along the way that impacted my life in so many ways.

I can say that I am stronger, healthier, and happier than I've ever been.  I don't sweat the little things and I
don't stress over the big ones.  God gave me a second shot at life and I will be capitalizing on it. 

I always have said that battles are not fought alone, so this battle was no different.  The list is too long to name everyone of my warriors, but you know who you are, and I thank you from the bottom of my heart.

I want to specially thank my doctors, my wonderful family and the man that has been by my side through the ups and downs, through the thick and thin, through the bad, the good and the ugly, my amazing husband Freddie.

It took me awhile to reinvent myself, but here I am.  There is always room for improvement, and I try to be a better me --on a daily basis.  I will continue to pay it forward, and i will continue to share my journey in the hope to make a difference.

"Scars remind us where we're been. They don't have to dictate where we're going"~Unknown.

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