Some anniversaries are exciting. Some, not so much. Today marks 8 months since I received some life altering news. I was on the bus, headed to work, and my cell phone rang. Speaking to my doctor I heard the words no one wants to hear, "You have cancer."
I haven't made any grand announcements as I have been in treatment and coming to terms with it myself. But today, for some reason, I felt it was time. Time to post it for myself...and maybe even for the hope that others will go see their doctor if something doesn't feel quite right.
I will share more of my journey, but for today, it's enough to share, that I am battling breast cancer.
Tomorrow marks the end of an important leg of this journey that I have been on for the last 8 months. This journey has already left me scarred, battered, and at times, questioning whether it is worth it to go on.
But I have and will continue to carry on. I know it's worth it and hope to one day look back at the trail and say, "Yeah. That's why. I get it now."
For now, all that I have to do is KEEP CALM and CARRY ON. It's all that is required of any of us though, right? And I know it can get us through anything.
This California girl traded the sunshine for NYC, the Ivy League, and a Midtown apartment. I now find myself living in DC and navigating a new life. I write to keep my nearest and dearest up to date. I write to make sense of things. I write in hopes that my honest journey, in some small way, can be helpful to others.