On Wednesday I had my first mammogram, since my diagnosis. I did not realize how stressed I was about it until after I heard it was clean. I sat in the room and cried from relief. I felt the weight come off my shoulders. Though out my treatment I have not allowed myself to be negative. I was not having a pity party. I was going to kick cancer’s butt. I have done everything my amazing doctor’s at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance have asked. But somewhere in the back of my mind was the nagging thought that it may not be enough.

Thank you to my family and friends both east and west coast. I don’t think I could have done as well without you.

I have learned a lot this year. I’m way stronger than I thought. The small things in life mean the most. If I set my mind to something I can do it. I will move out of my comfort zone whenever I’m asked. No more saying no or never. Have fun! No more fears.

As I look past my NYC marathon (which I can’t wait for and will be an amazing experience), what’s next? Spring marathon, Grandma’s or Flying Pig both sound great. Anyone want to join me?

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2 Responses to Relief

  1. erinambrose says:

    Congratulations on your clean mammo! I am not quite up to marathon distances yet, chemotherapy and two surgeries are still taking their toll on me. But glad to be cancer free and looking forward to my five miler with my daughter this weekend. I will get back to marathon shape eventually… Flying Pig was one of my favorites since it was my first Boston qualifier!!

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