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Breast Cancer Survivor: 2 Years Down

It’s been 2 years since my dreaded diagnosis.
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And what a 2 years it has been.  I’ve completed all of my surgeries, and now I’m just taking care of myself… or at least trying to.  I have lost 30 pounds, and go to the gym as often as I can.  I’m eating right, most of the time, and since I was laid off from my job, I’ve taken the past year to rest and relax.  Well, I say that.  I’ve been at home with a 2 year old for the past year.  There really hasn’t been a heck of a lot of resting going on.

I will say that I am quickly forgetting all I went through 2 years ago.  I vaguely remember the chemo and radiation.  It seems more like a dream than a reality.  My scars are even fading.  I found a picture of myself sans hair, and I just can’t wrap my head around the fact that was me.

There are only 3 things that help me remember that I was ever sick. 1) I have to take a pill every day. 2) I have 4 doctors that I have to see on a regular basis.  3) I have the worst hot flashes!  (the chemo threw me into early menopause).

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To anyone reading this who may be going through cancer or know someone who is, it gets better.  Don’t dwell on the happening now.  Keep a positive attitude.  Once it is all over, you will be a new person… just slightly damaged.

Stay positive and keep your sense of humor!

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