National Cancer Survivors Day 2012

National Cancer Survivors Day 2012, held this past Sunday, June 3, is a Celebration of Life held throughout the U.S, Canada and other participating countries.  Survivors participate in an event to show the world that life after a cancer diagnosis can be meaningful and productive.

Who is a cancer survivor?  Anyone living with a history of cancer – from the moment of diagnosis through the remainder of their life.

My family and I celebrated by spending the day with several families at our annual Lakefest!  We all had a great time playing with our kids, boating, swimming, hanging out, eating good BBQ and other scrumptious food thanks to our hosts.   On NCSD 2011, I had just finished my chemo treatment after surgery so I just spent time at the lake taking it easy and watching everyone have fun.  My what a difference a year makes!

Survivorship has meant even more to me this year. Watching my daughter graduate from elementary school and into middle school was extremely emotional for me.  Over the last year, watching her transform from a young girl Continue reading