Friday, February 04, 2011

One More Mammo

       Today at 10:30am I will have a Mammogram. Today is very significant because if everything goes well then I will be officially a Cancer Survivor. If everything goes well, then I will not have to come back for MRIs or CAtscans. If everything goes well today then I will be just like everyone else and have yearly Mammograms NOT at the cancer hospital. Three year ago I was recovering from surgery. I was lucky that even though the cancer was invading the entire area it did not touch the Lymph nodes. I did not need Chemo or Radiation and to this day I am astounded that that was the case. Even my regular doctor looked at my scars and wondered how? Today I am still here and I am hopeful that this is the end of a very scary road. This is a road that I thought that I would never have had to take but a road that in retrospect brought me many blessings and a greater appreciation of what is important. God and my Family. That is all that I need; and if this disease grounded me in that reality then it had it's place and it's goal was achieved. I want to say goodbye to it though. It's time to say goodbye. Or at least say so long because I guess it will always be there in the back of my mind. I urge anyone who reads this blog to go and get your Mammograms done and be well. Wish me luck but please pray for those that I will see today that are just starting their fight. Please pray today for their families. Please pray that not one more Mom or Daughter or Anyone else has to surrender to this awful thing. As I walk through those doors today I will take all those hopes and prayers with me and give them to all those I see. Blessings, Joanne


  1. good luck and i know you will come back a survivor. my thoughts are with you

  2. Many prayers with you and everyone who has had or has someone that is touched by this disease.

    An angel was with you, what a wonderful story. Keep us posted. I'll be thinking of you!

  3. Close to my heart as well... praying for you and all others.


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