Another Breast Cancer Anniversary and Time For Reflection
Today is exactly two years since my breast cancer diagnosis. Looking back, it’s hard to believe how much my world would change with one phone call.
I will never forget that first night. It feels like a lifetime ago, yet I remember so many details of the night. I remember exactly where I was standing in my closet as Dr. Kestenberg told me they found cancer. I remember telling my mom they found cancer and hearing a voice I’d never heard before (and one I hope to never hear again). I remember calling my good friend who was anxiously awaiting my phone call with the results of my biopsy. I remember trying to figure out if I was in the midst of a bad dream. And I remember thinking that maybe, just maybe, they were wrong. Despite all these vivid memories—surgeries, treatment and life without hair feels like a lifetime ago. And that’s a great feeling.
So today on my two year anniversary, I invite you to share a virtual toast with me. A toast to survivorship, a toast to cures and a toast to a world without breast cancer.