Wednesday, December 29, 2010

One Down

One year down cancer-free. For those who have followed by blog in the past and lifted me up in prayer, thank you! It is hard to believe that it has been almost 2 years since I was diagnosed. 2009 was a year of treatment and 2010 has been a year of finding the new normal. I have been so grateful to have 3 clear mammograms and a clear MRI this year. Some of you have been so kind to check up on me through email, and I even got to have my first blog friend face-to-face meeting with Kim at Lifesong (so fun). So I am going to give a quick update for those of you who were interested.

I was diagnosed in January 2009 and spent the majority of the year going through treatment, which included surgery, 5 months of chemotherapy, and 6 weeks of radiation. As I mentioned, over the past year I have had clear tests. From here, I will continue to be closely monitored over the next 3-5 years.

Having had some distance from my treatment, I have been able to more clearly reflect how I believe this trial has refined me. I plan on sharing some of those lessons in the months to come. I will say that the James 1 has come to have profound meaning to me. Consider it pure joy...