I feel honored, grateful and beyond blessed that today, on my Cancerversary, I get to pass on this beautiful gift of Reiki. At times, forgetting what I’ve been through these past few years, I’m too hard on myself and wonder if I’m on the right path. It’s days like today that I’m reminded that I’m exactly on the path I should be on. Life as a survivor has its challenges, but going through the experience of multiple diagnosis’s is something I now wouldn’t change for the world. It’s giving me an opportunity of experiencing life through a different lens; a lens that is now crystal clear to what life is all about. Here’s to three years of remission and hopefully many many more.
Grandma has come to visit and Izzy kitty is keeping her company on her bed. The quilt spread out on the bed is the second quilt I made in 1985 using Helen & Blanche Young’s book, pre-rotary cutter! The folded quilt Izzy is on is a star quilt my daughter Crystal wanted made out of Moda Chocolat fabric in 2006 I think.
#grandmasvisiting#maybeshewillbakecookies my mom is #twotimecancersurvivor
I know I take way too many pictures of her. But who cares. Haha 😍😁😛
There was a time when I didn't take enough pictures. Then she was diagnosed with cancer at the age of 5 and then she had a relapse after her 6th birthday. I went and bought a camera. I never wanted to forget her nor did I want her to forget what she went through. I was scared of losing her. I worked so much before, I didnt take many pictures. Now I take pictures to show her how beautiful she is. Thankfully her cancer has been gone for a few years now. Yet the scars, side affects and insecurities are still there. She's such a little diva. Some days I wish she realized how amazing and beautiful she is. Then other days I'm grateful that she is so humble and cares more about others than herself. She is growing up so fast. I blinked and now she's a preteen. An incredible little human she is. ❤
❤💙❤ Update: Well it's nice to get a call out of the blue that I'm in remission as of now ! My numbers are at 3 now which is normal for anyone 😊. I am scheduled to have a follow up appointment for a treatment that will help me stay in remission but I still have to finish my chemotherapy. I have 1 more treatment after this week. I'm so grateful of how well I have done in these months and what great support I had esp my family and close friends. I really like to say I cruised through this treatment. What I mean was I am fearless and gave it to a higher power...and If i believe and trust then I rid my hands of what I can't control. I just did it once again and this time I wasn't afraid. I did have some hard nights of fevers and pain but never did I really doubt that I would be ok. I mean I can't control life itself but I can control my faith and the way I look at things in my life now. Never did I think this would be my journey but I love that I'm opening my life to living more, facing fears. Something your either forced into or you walk head on...sometimes both but in the end you learn and appreciate life more than ever, I guess as painful as it is, it's worth it. 👍🌻😷🌍🍀😉💓👊 #warriorcertified#warriorspirit#can#cancers #cancer #cancerawareness#fighter#cancerfree#igotthisagain#imhappy#killingitagain#twotimecancersurvivor#grateful#bethankful#stayhopeful#cancersurvivor#wearesurvivors
I’ve successfully made it through my second resection surgery. I couldn’t have done it without all the love and support from my friends, my family, my incredible boyfriend, and my coworkers. I especially couldn’t have done it without the superb team here at @sloankettering . I was nervous and hesitant and skeptical but when I woke up and heard “you’re in remission again” everything melted away. *sets days in remission down to 4* #TwoTimeCancerSurvivor
For everyone that has had the "C" word enter their lives...it sucks, no way around it BUT always remember that life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we respond to what happens to us. In 2003 I was given 6 months to live with my Breast Cancer diagnosis but I refused to accept that and with the help of faith, family, friends, determination, HOPE and a whole lot of GRIT I am still here. In many ways, cancer has actually been the biggest gift I could ever receive. Crazy sounding I know, but I have a whole different life filter and level of faith that I don't think I would have ever gotten. No one knows what tomorrow holds so live and love fiercely! #cancersucks#breastcancerawareness#breastcancersurvivors#twotimecancersurvivor#livelovefiercly#parkerpastures#fai#faithfear #faith #octoberpink#hope#grit#determination#cancerfight