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...

17 comments:

Mocha with Linda said...

Oh it's so good to "see" you again! What great news about your being cancer-free this year! To God be the glory, great things He has done!

Happy New Year!

Lisa @ The Preacher's Wife said...

I am SO happy to hear you are doing well. I've thought of you often over the past year and was overjoyed to see your email. You were one of the very first people I 'met' blogging so you are just a little bit special in my world. Praying years and years of continued health and - of course - blogging. :)

Cyndi said...

Hi Kelly
I popped over from the Preachers Wife. So glad you are cancer free!
My mom passed away from gastric cancer in Sept. 2009 and that has left a huge void in my life. So thankful for Jesus!!
Blessings and Happy New Year!
Cyndi

Chris @ Come to the Table said...

Hi Kelly,
Praise God for His healing and blessings! Thanks for leaving me a message. It was so fun to hear from you! I am doing good. Not much blogging this past year. Facebook has sort of taken its place for now.
I spent some time writing/journaling privately. I have missed some of the blogging community.
Blessings,
Chris

A Complete Thought said...

It was great to see your comment and then come over to read such a good report. It will be a blessing to read how God has shown you His terrible awesomeness in this past year.

Mindy said...

Amen.

I am so glad to hear from you! I have thought of you, prayed for you, and checked your blog so many times since you last wrote. I am so thankful that you are currently cancer-free! Praise God!

Can't wait to hear more about your journey...Happy 2011!

Leslie said...

Wonderful report! Praise the Lord! I look forward to reading more of your testimony of what God has done in your life this year.

Wendy said...

So good to hear that, Kelly! Praising God for what He has done in your life!

Lisa writes... said...

So good to see you, Kelly! I've thought about you off and on throughout the year and wondered how you were. Thanks for the update; our God is faithful!

Alicia said...

Oh, Kelly! Praise Jesus! So grateful that you are well. I'm so happy each time we get to hear from you and look forward to all you have to share with us this year. ((hugs))

Melissa @ Breath of Life said...

So glad to hear that you're doing well! Like everyone else, I've thought of you & wondered how you've been.

So thankful for His mercies!

Veronica @ A Quiet Heart said...

My sweet friend! I was so excited to see your comment...and then to come over here and see such wonderful news. :)

Deidre said...

I am so happy to see a post from you and to learn you are doing well. I have thought of you often. I always enjoyed reading everything you wrote. Praise the Lord you are healed! I can't wait to hear more about what God is teaching you. Bless you, sweet friend.

Jenn said...

So good to hear this news. Thinking of you and looking forward to hearing more of how God has been working in you!

Charlee said...

Thinking of you:) and sending my Blessings!

Cameron VSJ said...

Hi,

I have a quick question about your blog, would you mind emailing me when you get a chance?

Thanks,

Cameron

Dana Sebastian said...

Great to hear...God bless and take care xD





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