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7 Year Cancer-versary, A year to remember

Happy 7 Year Cancer-versary to ME! I have been living with no evidence of disease for 2555 days, 61320 hours, 3679200 minutes. That's alot to be grateful for

Once again, I am reminded of a post I wrote in 2019, I am thankful for the scars. This was written before we were in lockdown for 15 months with Covid-19, wondering if life would ever be the same again?

I was reminded of some of the things I was feeling when I was first diagnosed with cancer and with the grace of God and my angels, I quickly was able to convert our support groups to 100% online without missing a week. For me and the ladies I love and support on this journey, we were able to discuss our fears, anxiety and uncertainty of the future with this pandemic. I notice two key differences from my diagnosis in 2014 to 2020.

1. For those diagnosed with cancer during Covid-19, they faced doctor appointments, treatments and surgeries without their loved ones by their sides. They spent days in the hospitals alone. They did not have options for in-person support groups, massages, reiki or reconstructive surgeries.

2. With social media, we were able to connect us to other survivors from all over the United States. We had ladies joining from Florida, Indiana, Ohio, New York, New Jersey and Connecticut to name just a few. A women from the Philippines even contacted me.

The world of support opened up and ladies were able to share their experiences. Hearing about treatments in other states was remarkable. Most ladies were facing the same common denominators, cancer and isolation. We now have broadened our community globally. How amazing it that?

So on my 7th cancer-versary, I again am thankful for the scars because without them I wouldn't know your heart and how deep and how far your love is for me. Now I’m standing in confidence with the strength of your faithfulness and I’m not who I was before.

I am excited to see what 2021 brings. A year of hopefulness, calmness and joy.


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