Sunday, October 4, 2009

Five year anniversary

Five years ago this month I had the surgical removal of cancer in my breast (DCIS=ductal carcinoma in situ). Radiation followed. Today I'm celebrating because. Right, Just Because!

FIVE YEARS of on-the-job-training to be a breast cancer survivor. Where did we learn in school how to undergo the highs and lows of a cancer diagnosis? And who gave us a preview of the many return visits to the surgeon, to the oncologist, and to the radiologist?

So this month is a milestone. Five years out for B/C.


  1. gail.sparks@camoves.comOctober 5, 2009 at 1:39 PM

    Hi Michelle,

    You are so beautiful and it is wonderful to be able to see you via a recent picture. Today is so nice because it is finally cooling down. I finally was able to access your blog - I am not sure what I was doing incorrectly. The trip to Vaughn Bay was wonderful and we had a great party to celebrate Joyce's birthday. I believe that Joyce and Dulcie left for Washington DC on Saturday. Dulcie's daughter, Denise, and her recently retired airforce general husband are now living there. Let me know if there is a time for a visit with you.
    Take care. Love, Gail

  2. 5 years ... how wonderful.

    All the best to you.

  3. Hi to one of my newest cousins, Gail. I'm looking forward to traveling again. So we will be in touch.

  4. Hi Daria. What anniversary have you celebrated?