Photo of the Week: Accomplishment

IMG_6786Kauai, Hawaii

Kauai is beautiful – from the vast Waimea canyon to the breathtaking Na Pali coastline. The most memorable part of the trip  for me, however, was at the top of the Wai’ale’ale lookout.  This picture was taken on our trip to Hawaii after my many surgeries.  I was still recovering, so any kind of physical activity was difficult and tiring.  My short ‘hike’ from the car to the lookout point was quite an accomplishment, and I remembered feeling like I was on top of the world.

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The Day My Life Changed

Two years ago on this day, I found out I had breast cancer.  Yes, the dreaded ‘C’ word.  This was a shock to me, because to be honest, no one in their early 30s is expected to deal with this, right?  At that age, I still feel invincible, and there was no time to contemplate my mortality.  I still remember getting the call from the OBGYN office asking me to come in for my results. It was then that I knew it was going to be bad news (why else would they call you in?). In that minute my world changed. At 33 years old, with no family history, I sat there in silence as the doctor told me I had ductal carcinoma-in-situ. That was the bad news; the good news I was told, is that the cancer was caught early and was non-invasive. Yay me?

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