We are nearing the end of the month, October, breast cancer awareness month. But for those of us who’ve been touched by this terrible disease, we are more than aware every month, every week, every day.
I am now three weeks out from my last surgery, October 6th. I’ve had some issues with my incisions, so things are taking a little longer to heal than I’d hoped. I have been thinking a lot about my journey today. It’s been 4 years and 8 surgeries since I was diagnosed. Never ever did I think I would still be dealing with the ramifications of breast cancer and a bilateral mastectomy at this late date. In fact, this date, October 27, is my birthday. My bday has never been a big celebration but as a cancer survivor, acknowledging another year is a huge deal. I am one of the lucky ones who gets to celebrate and for that I am truly blessed.
October for me has always been a special month. October 19th was my grandmother’s birthday, October 27th mine and tomorrow the 28th is my dad’s birthday. That’s a lot of celebration in one month. And now, October holds an even more meaningful celebration. October is breast cancer awareness month. I am always happy to see all the posts and videos and fund-raising events during this month…. BUT please remember that for some of us, every month we are aware. We are battling. We are recovering. We are living with it….and we are celebrating as we are winning and surviving!
President of As You Like It Marketing & Communications Inc. Award winning speaker and author. Breast cancer fighter and blogger. I’m sharing my journey…the good, the bad and the ugly. Hoping to help anyone else that has been touched by breast cancer be it you or someone you know or love.