Saturday, May 28, 2011

2 years!!! Praise God!!!

Today marks 2 years since I heard those awful words "It's breast cancer." from my doctor.  I am filled with immense gratitude and praise for God for allowing me to be here still with my family and friends. Triple negative breast cancer is a nasty beast with a nasty habit of sticking around so it is a huge relief that I've made it this far. I'm not "out of the woods" yet but I'm grateful for every day, every hour, every minute that God gives me with my son. Two years is a big deal and I'm not letting this day pass without acknowledging how huge it is.  

Thank you, Lord, for your mercy, for your grace, for healing me and giving me another chance to glorify you and spread your good news. Only you know how far I've really come and how much further I need to go. I put my full trust and life in your hands and know you will use me as I should be used. Thank you for bringing me to you, Lord, for I was lost and now I am found. 

Friday, May 27, 2011

When was your last breast self exam?

If it's been 30 days or more since your last breast self exam, it's time to do it again.  It doesn't take long, it isn't hard, and it doesn't hurt. It MAY save your life. Don't be foolish by skipping it. Do it. Now, please.

Not sure how?  Here are some links to useful info:

Now, please create a recurring monthly appointment in your cell phone, computer, or other calendar that you rely on for your appointment keeping, to do your monthly breast self exam.If you feel a lump during a breast self exam, contact your doctor and request a diagnostic mammogram and ultrasound. If your doctor doesn't take your concerns seriously and won't order the tests, go to another doctor. EARLY DETECTION SAVES LIVES - including your own. 

Prayer requests: 
  • Praise and thanks to the Lord for reaching my 2 year survivor milestone this coming week (28th) and for His continued protection and ongoing healing and guidance.
  • For clarity and strength as I consider a major reconstructive surgery that I may undergo in one month. May the Lord guide me and my surgeon to make the right decision, for the right reasons.
  • For healing and comfort for a sister warrior in crisis with metastatic breast cancer.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Today, I walk...

...for Theresa, Nancy, Gilbette, Carol, Paula, Daria, Maria, Daisy, David, Tara's mom, and so many more (too many) whose lives were cut far too short by cancer.

Today I honor them by walking 5k with other cancer survivors, caregivers, and loved ones. You will never be forgotten. We will keep fighting until the cure is found.

Friends, please feel free to comment in memory of your loved ones.

Dear Lord, please bless this event and keep us safe and strong. Please bring comfort and peace to our broken hearts and please, Lord, guide the scientists minds and hearts to the cure. In Jesus' name, this I pray. Amen.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

I could use your help

As I approach my 2nd year anniversary as a breast cancer survivor later this month, I'm also preparing to walk in my 2nd annual Revlon Run/Walk for Women to raise critical funding for research for women's cancers and educational and awareness programs.

If you are able to help me and my team, the Pink Wig Warriors, to meet our fundraising goals, through either a donation or by sharing our link to ask others to consider supporting us, I would be so grateful.  

There is a a tab/page on my blog dedicated to this with information and a link. See the tab referring to funding the cure, or you can go directly to my personal page for the fundraiser at: 

Please click here to visit my fundraising page for the Revlon Run/Walk for Women

Thank you so much for your support and encouragement! You are a blessing to me and I'm incredibly grateful.