Good Morning and welcome to a long holiday weekend! Are you wondering what the number 3 is for? I am so happy to tell you that today is my three year cancerversary! It is a BIG one in the life of a Triple Negative Breast Cancer survivor! You see, statistically, the majority of triple negative recurrences take place during the first three years after diagnosis. The risk still remains relatively high through year five. After this high-risk period, the likelihood of a relapse declines and eventually becomes lower than that of other types of breast cancer. At my last oncology visit, my doctor told me that three years is a great sign! WooHoo!!!
So, today I am celebrating my life! I am so blessed to be here, and know that God is in control. Do I still worry? It is ALWAYS in the back of my head, but I really try not to think about it. It’s weird saying that coming from me, a former hypochondriac, but it’s the truth. What is my worry going to help or change? What I do believe, is that I am healed, thanks to my amazing doctors and Jesus Christ. I know He wants me healthy and whole! I also believe in having a really positive attitude, as I think the mind is a very strong force.
I am so thankful for this blog, as it has given me the most amazing gift. I have had women reach out to me who have cancer (particularly breast), have a family member going through it, or are survivors. I love fashion and playing dress up, but when I get an email from someone who is getting ready to have surgery or start treatment, it is my time to give back. What was the scariest time in my life, has turned into the greatest privilege for me! I would not change a thing!
Thank you all for being so supportive and reading this (mostly fluff) blog. It has given me so many amazing opportunities and a focus, so that my brain has much more to think about than cancer! I hope you all have a wonderful July 4th weekend. Be safe, and…I have to say it…be sure you are on top of your mammograms and self checks! Much love from me!!!