Saturday, March 24, 2012

5 years since diagnosis

Yesterday was my 5 year anniversary since being diagnosed with breast cancer.  My emotions bounced around a bit.  On the one hand, I know the 5 year rule isn't being used anymore.  That went out the window some time ago.  On the other hand (how many hands can I use in this example?) it still felt like I should celebrate it.
I remember several years ago talking with a group of ladies - one of them was my friend, Ann Elder, who had been through the whole breast cancer thing, and one of the ladies asked her when you stop thinking about recurrence.  She said "never."  Twelve years after Ann's (damn it, I can never remember if Ann has an "e" at the end or not.  Ah, heck, she'll forgive me) first "adventure", she had to deal with the bastard again.  Twelve years!
So, celebrating 5 years felt right and a little creepy.  It didn't stop me from talking Petey into an expensive dinner with valet parking.  He's still recovering from the bill. hahahaha

7 comments:

  1. Definitely something worth celebrating...I would have done so too.

    You guys looks so tan and relaxed. Florida must agree with you. ~~Bliss

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  2. We are definitely enjoying ourselves but I'd be lying if I said I wasn't just a wee bit homesick. We'll be heading back on Sunday and arriving Monday afternoon.

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  3. That's next Sunday - not tomorrow.

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  4. That is so worth celebrating! But instead of doing it up big with valet parking, I think you should have bought a new ride to celebrate...something that says devil-may-care like a Porsche. Then you could celebrate alllll the way home in speedy style!

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  5. Leslye Wilson BursonMarch 24, 2012 at 2:48 PM

    Love YOU & your attitude Ellen .... yes, celebrate however you want, as often as you want !!!! Hard to believe it's time to go back to Michigan (weren't we just Skyping before you left ???) ..... safe travels !!!

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  6. He's still recovering from the bill? When can HE stop worrying about reccurence?

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  7. Congratulations on 5 years! So glad you're as feisty and wonderful as ever!!

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