Friday, July 13, 2012

Looking forward to the future...

I am all done with my radiation treatments and looking forward to getting back into blogging and reconnecting with my readers.  I have missed you all!  Tomorrow is Silly Saturday but today I thought I would let you all know about the last leg of my journey with breast cancer. 

When I last left off I was getting set up for radiation; since then I have completed all 35 treatments.  My radiation team was amazing and made it so I actually looked forward to going each day.  I brought cupcakes yesterday to celebrate my last day, I am really going to miss their smiling faces, but I am thrilled to be done with those appointments.  Now I just need to give my skin a chance to heal and I am on with life.

I know you see a lot of quotes and sayings about what cancer can and can't do but I have never seen anything on what cancer has given a person.  Surprisingly it has given me a lot...

Cancer has given me a chance to see just how strong love can be, my husband has been my rock and foundation through everything.

Cancer has also given me the opportunity to see how strong I can be when I need to be and that it's Okay to admit when you are not as strong and need help to get through the day.

Cancer has taught me that time is precious; never wait to do something important, there may never be a better time than now to do the things that are important.

Cancer has brought beautiful people into my life, people that have helped make the journey easier with smiles and laughter.

Cancer has shown me that attitude is everything, if you are bitter then it affects those around you and makes things harder, if you are positive, those around you are positive and things are easier to get through.

At the start of radiation I told one of my techs that I was allowing myself 2 Pity Parties during this adventure.  When I did have a bad day and spent the day wondering why me?  What did I do to deserve this?  I went to radiation the next day and told her I used up one of my Pity Parties and I wouldn't be having another one because there were no balloons and no cake so really what good was it?  And in fact I didn't have another one, it wasn't necessary and did nothing towards my healing process.  It's Okay to be down, but you need to get up, dust off and take advantage of the day, don't waste a minute.

I am looking forward to a few blog hops tomorrow and sharing a smile with you for Silly Saturday.

Have a beautiful day!


Chubby Cheeks Thinks


  1. I love this, what a beautiful way to think :)

  2. Thank you Eschelle and Andrea! I am happy to see your faces. I hope you continue to read. I am not sure I am going to be on quite the same schedule I was but I am sure looking forward to it!

  3. What a lovely post CQ! I am glad to have you back.

  4. I have chills because you are just a truly inspirational and incredible person! I missed you and prayed for you. I am so glad to have you back- more than you know!


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