I have said it a thousand times in my head in the last few weeks. I even said it out loud several times in a row one day, just to see if it would make it feel more real. My surgery is still 11 days away. I’m going to have my 46th birthday in 4 days, with this “Cancer” still inside me. I talk about it every day with my partner, co-workers, patients, family and friends and it still feels like I will wake up any moment screaming but relieved to be awake and cancer free.
I was diagnosed with Invasive Ductal Carcinoma on April 27, 2011. That was the first day of my new life with cancer.