Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Breast Cancer Awareness Month - One Year Later

Wow! I'm sitting here at work. It's only my second day working full time and I am in a complete and utter panic.
It's October... Breast Cancer Awareness month. That's a good thing, right? I thought so too. I thought this month would be a great month for me. I owe my life to this month, don't I? I truly believe Breast Cancer Awareness is what saved my life. It turns out this month is not having the effect on me that I thought it would. Breast Cancer Awareness is everywhere and it is making me more and more aware of my own cancer. I just want it to go away. I want all the articles that tell me how bad Triple Negative Breast Cancer in young women is and how I'm more likely to die than an older women to go away.
It's crazy how I read one article and it completely sets me off. I've been happy lately. Really happy. Stress free. I've been feeling like I've beat this, it's all behind me... then I read a one page article that has the four keywords I never want to see... young, triple negative, die. I'm mad at myself for letting cancer still have any control over me.
My mom literally just sent me an email that immediately brought me back to reality. It read...
"Life is too short to wake up with regrets... So love the people who treat you right...Forget about the ones who don't. Believe everything happens for a reason. If you get a second chance, grab it with both hands. If it changes your life, let it. Nobody said life would be easy, they just promised it would be worth it."
How is it that moms know exactly what to say at the exact time you need to hear it?
I need to remember those words. I was given a second chance. It's now up to me to grab it with both hands. I'm happy. I'm healthy. I'm exactly where I'm supposed to be.


  1. Oh, I can relate! Pink has an entirely different meaning after a BC diagnosis. It's hard to shut it all out; so much of it can trigger stuff in us. (PS Love the Audrey Hepburn quote!) ;-)

  2. Good approach from you. You have to know about forget your disease. You have to think positive and thinks about your two beautiful girls.

  3. Hi Margie. You are truly nice and very positive lady. Always like to read about you.

  4. You're amazing and beautiful! I was referred to your blog because my mom was recently diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer, and I've been inspired and comforted reading your blog. Thank you :) I hope you're doing so well!

  5. For some reason, I've been super aware of breast cancer lately. Silently so-only on the 'net. Haven't spoken about it.So imagine my surprise when dear hubby brought me a download on how to do self exams-which I've been doing anyway-and to look for skin changes etc.This, combined with the timing of finding your blog has been interesting.We don't talk about breast cancer here.I know one survivor and that's it.I'm hoping it's because it's rarer here in South Africa. Anyway, the point was to tell you that your writing, and that of Eric's, is lovely. You could be talking about the blue sky and I'd want to read more. You're an inspiration and I hope that you will enjoy your cancer-free (Yes, being positive and wishing you only good from now on)years ahead.God bless.

  6. I just want to say that you looked so beautiful on your photos. I think that you should really fight until the end, you have to remember that you have a family waiting for you, my alternative cancer treatment centers likes this so much.

  7. Hi, Margie where are you? Tell us more about your day to day dealing with breast cancer.

  8. HI. I'm Katya and I just wanted everybody to know there really is a place to get breast cancer help like never before. I suggest you check out curelauncher.com and connect directly to the medical researchers working to cure breast cancer. You could check out: http://www.prweb.com/releases/prweb2012/10/prweb10042726.htm
    May you live a long and happy life!

  9. Margie passed away in Oct of 2012.

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