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.


Posted on August 2, 2009, in breast cancer. Bookmark the permalink. 9 Comments.

  1. Here here! A great thing to raise a glass to!

  2. Cheers to you Ellyn!

  3. here is to a wonderful survivor!!! cheers!!

  4. Cheers for many more happy anniversaries!!!

  5. I remember that night as well and can’t believe how much has happened since. You are a strong woman and an inspiration to so many. So glad to be walking beside you next you, jill

  6. A belated toast to you!

  7. Here’s to you, Ellyn! What a journey you have endured. I am honored to walk with you in a few weeks!

  8. Here’s to you!!!! Happy 2nd anniversary and many many many more!!!!!

  9. Happy 2 year anniversary a bit late…

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