I can’t believe it’s been 9 years ago today, Feb 5th, that I first saw a 6.5 cm tumor on the CT scan and began my journey with appendix cancer. It took lots of chemo, multiple surgeries, and intense support from family and friends to help me get through that ordeal. Here I am, 9 years later, with no evidence of disease.
Some of my friends struggled with the same rare appendix cancer. Ellen and Zanetta, in particular. I will always remember their laugh, their sense of humor, their optimism. Sometimes, when I feel that life is a bit overwhelming, when I’m worried about my kids, and about the future, I ask myself what advice they would give.
I imagine they would look me in the eye and remind me to:
- Believe in yourself.
- Love your family.
- Be a good friend.
- Be kind.
- Smile often.
- Let challenges inspire you to do better.
- Remember, you make an impact with every little thing you do.
- Go for it right now because the future isn’t promised!
Another year, another opportunity to get on with living.
Great anniversary to celebrate–Happy 9th
Awesome celebration! Happy 9th cancer free year of goodness!
So pleased for you and your wonderful family🎈
Thanks, Jane. Thank you for helping our family all those years ago.
Wise words of advice! Such a good reminder for all of us. Happy 9th anniversary!
Thanks, Karen. Hope you are well!
Congratulations on your anniversary. You are an inspiration to all around you. It is a pleasure knowing you. All the best.
Thanks, Ronnie. So glad to know you, too. Here’s to more time on the planet!
Your post makes me so happy. Great advice to live by. Celebrate and Shine on!
Thanks, Elizabeth! Love the insights you share on your blog.
Your post makes me so happy. Celebrate and shine on!
Hey, 9 years…. Thank you for you being you. And keep on going!!!
Thanks, Dan. Hope you are enjoying being a Texan!
And Feb 5 was the start of the lunar new year. Happy indeed! 🙂
Thanks, Charles. What a good coincidence!
I love to see that you are thriving, and appreciate your wisdom for luving well.
Thank you, Victoria. Thank you for listening…
Inspiring reminders from an inspiring lady. Your strength to beat this battle is an inspiration in itself. Congratulations on your ninth anniversary!
Thanks, John. Right back at you!
Let’s find an opportunity to celebrate this wonderful anniversary! Wonderful post!
Thanks! Let’s do!
Congratulations . You are an inspiration. Connie McDonald’s friend, Dorothy
Thanks, Dorothy. Hope you are well!