Three years ago...
Earlier today, I noted the date. December 13th. My mind went back to December 13, 2007 at around 4:00 p.m. I remember how another teacher took my students out to the bus along with her class so I could call pathology before they closed. My hands trembled as I gripped the receiver and looked at the paper with the carefully printed phone number on it. I took a deep breath and dialed the number.
In a few moments, I would receive confirmation of what had been suspected all along. I had infiltrating ductal carcinoma... breast cancer. The tumor was categorized as grade 3, stage 3 and triple negative. This meant the cancer was aggressive and all the new cancer drugs I was hearing about in regards to the fight against breast cancer would be useless. Unlike other breast cancers, there are no growth inhibiting drugs for triple negatives.
Three years ago today...
Today marks the three year anniversary of when it was confirmed that I had breast cancer and I am still here.
One year ago today...
One year ago today, I lay in ICU battling for my life after a cerebral aneurysm ruptured in my brain several days before causing a subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) and a stroke.
One year ago many here at CB were praying for me... and I thank you. I thank you from the bottom of my heart!
Three years ago, one year ago... the journey has not been easy but... I would not have missed it for the world and I am still remembering... the VERY best is yet to be! This is not only true for me... it is also true for every single one of us who belong to Him!