As I sit here and think about how this past 6 months have been filled with fear, love, tears, laughter and Faith. When I received the diagnosis of Ovarian Cancer it was pure fear. After my sister told me the news.. I remember saying “Ok.. What do we do now”. I knew that no matter what this was a fight the had to be fought. I knew that I was going to beat it. I knew that God did not bring me this far, to take me now.
Now, the surgery was rough. I will be the first to admit this. But, with determination and good friends, family who supported me and were by my side the day of the big surgery, I knew this would be possible. Even though the special friend is no longer part of the picture, I do thank him for being there when he was. He allowed me to realize that I am tough. I am a fighter and I am worth it. He also made me realize that hair or no hair, I am beautiful. Beauty is on the inside. For this I thank him.
So, the good news is … I AM CANCER FREE! I AM IN REMISSION! I KICKED CANCERS ASS!
Now.. those out there have asked where do I go from here. Wednesday when I was told, I realized the best place for me to be was church. I remember sitting in the pew with my head down giving Thanks to my awesome God. I thank him for making me the strong woman I am. I thank him for the challenges. I thank him for holding me up when I cried and showing me how wonderful this big world is. He gave me a gift called cancer. A gift that has shown me the love of Friends. When I posted I was cancer free the response was amazing. The likes on my page and groups I am in at last count was 119. The comments are at over 40. I did not realize my journey was, I hope, inspiring so many. I know that each and everyone who wrote comments, emails and sent cards over the past 7 months have given me so much hope and encouragement which is the reason why I never would give up. So, my thanks to each of you. I hope you all know that this journey could not have been as successful without you! Love you ALL