This is my first attempt at a blog. I’m a Florida Girl, married to my wonderful husband, Mark, and have a beautiful daughter Lacey. We live in South Florida and have been here close to 8 years, originally from Connecticut. Life has been an adventure for me, filled with up and downs, but in the last 2 years I have been fighting for my life in various ways.
My first major battle was in 2007 when I discovered a lump in my breast which turned out to be Stage II Invasive Breast Cancer. I did it all- lumpectomy, chemo, radiation and fianlly I had my first clear mammogram last winter. I consider myself a survivor now being cancer free.
The next hurdle came recently, when I had a huge complication with my gall bladder. It seems that a tennis ball sized stone tunneled it’s way into my stomach cutting off the exit to my intestines. I had major surgery in which I was given a 50-50 chance of survival, but I managed to survive and have just left the hospital after a 3 week stay. I am slowly regaining my health so I can go back to work. God works in mighty ways and because of Him I was able to survive these illnesses- I truly believe it.
So, these are the beginning facts of my life and I hope I can live up to the responsibility of writing a fairly decent and current blog. I have many interests to explore and talk about, so here’s to a great beginning!
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Hi from one breast cancer survivor and blogger to another 🙂 I love Florida – I have good friends in Palm Beach and have visited many times. One of my treats to myself was a trip there after I had finished my treatment. I live in Ireland and underwent my treatment in the winter months, so the thoughts of the Florida sun really kept me going through the dark days. It is great that you have started this blog. Sharing our stories can really help others feel less alone on their journey. My own blog Journeying Beyond Breast Cancer is a blend of the latest cancer research, alongside inspirational survivor stories and my personal story of moving beyond breast cancer and making sense of the cancer experience. http://beyondbreastcancer.wordpress.com/about/
Thanks so much for your kind words. I’m giving it my all to keep a positive attitude and stay on top of feeling sorry for myself. The journey is never easy!