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Friday, August 1, 2014

Kicking cancer's ass - day 338

One year ago today I was diagnosed with breast cancer.

That's not exactly something to celebrate, so I don't really want to think of it as a "cancerversary".  However, after 365 days of kicking cancer's ass, beginning with the early days of  devastating emotions and countless tests after diagnosis, through the physical discomfort, pain and sickness of eight chemo treatments, surgery and finally six weeks of radiation, the fact that I am getting stronger and healthier is worth celebrating.

I made it through this past year one difficult day at a time.  With the help of my incredible team of doctors and the amazing family and friends who continually have my back, I plan to kick cancer's ass for a long time to come.

Last summer, before...

 After two chemo treatments, before I lost my hair:

My fake hair that looked almost like my real hair
(I really miss my hair)

The "red devil"

Team Michelle literally going to bat for me:

 Celebrating my last chemo!

Christmas with my big bro

Not my finest hour, but cancer-free after
surgery removed what chemo didn't

 Happy Birthday to me - good riddance to 40!

Sweet Allyson...I had no idea it would be my last time with her

Getting back to normal (and finally some hair)

Relay for Life

My "posse"

Best. Husband. Ever.

 Radiation graduation!

Celebrating the life of Allyson

 My biggest supporter, my favorite lunch date, my love

(In case you're wondering why the blog posts don't reach 365 yet, it's because I started the daily posts the day I started chemo, which wasn't until the end of August.)

1 comment:

Simplelife4Real said...

Wonderful blog. I loved looking at all the pictures. Congratulations on one year...may there be many, many more!