Monday, February 8, 2016

One very blessed girl

When I was thinking about how to tell you my good news I really could only think about exclamations and CAPS and every happy dance insert I could image. September 4 was my surgery date and I was told that same month that I was in remission!

 YOU GUYS I'M 5 MONTHS INTO REMISSION!!!!!! (happy dance :) 

Thank you thank you for your positive thoughts, prayers, messages lovelies!

I remember when we were told I would need another surgery, it was overwhelming. And the thought that it would be major surgery was even worse, especially since it was scheduled so close to my first surgery that I was still recovering from.  To top it all off it was going to take place my birthday month. And i don't know about you but I LOVE birthday months. I literally celebrate all month. Just little ways and doing little things but I LOVE birthdays no matter how old ;) And this time I wasn't so excited, just tired. My surgery took place the 4th of September and my birthday was the 15th. Well it turned out to be quite a birthday healing from 32 staples ( yuck!) but that still didn't stop us from celebrating :) It was rainy and cold I remember but it didn't bother me one bit. I forced myself into one of my favorite dresses and we went out to celebrate.  I've a new appreciation for life and I'm very happy that my family celebrated with me. I know we don't live forever but I'm certain that we leave our mark on those around us. It's truly given me a new perspective and I'm humbled and blessed to live everyday with this miracle.

Even before my stage 1 ovarian cancer diagnosis I made a promise to myself that I would donate my hair for cancer patients. I kept my promise! Even though there was no need for chemo since the cancer was stage 1 and had not spread. I donated my hair for the second time in my life. I hope to continue to do so for as long as I live :)

Also, there was no need for hormone replacement since the hot flashes are manageable ( knock on wood! lol!).

What a crazy testimony. This health journey has changed me in ways I hope are only for good. It's sad that it takes something like this to wake me up to all the amazing blessings everyday. Simple small blessings are where it's at. I appreciate the mom struggle more and I hug and kiss my little R & Mr. Handsome more.  I appreciate my worn out body and am doing my best to take better care of it. I am grateful that despite this hardship my Mr has proven time and time again he loves me and has taken such good care of me and little R during this long healing process. Thank God our world didn't fall apart because of cancer. I'm thankful my family and friends helped in ways I would've never been able to ask for. That's love

My goals this year are
- to be more present.
- open our home
- show more love ( i'm shy! lol!)
- be positive
- work outside comfort zone, volunteer
- celebrate the little things
- Pray in praise. Not just during the tough times.
- de-clutter mentally, physically (our home) spiritually

So this year has been off to a good start. I'll catch you up on life around here with some post christmas stuff + baby shower fun + valentine pretties and gardening love :)

thanks for letting me share this with you. I hope to stay healthy this year as much as possible and I wish the same for you. Hopefully 2016 is off to an amazing start for you too, even in february ;)



Anonymous said...

What a positive post! Dear Debee, I wish you much health, luck and wonderful sunny days ahead! )))

Daria said...

Dear Debee, my best wishes to you!!! And your family!
You look really great!
This post is full of positive! Thank you.

Daria said...

Dear Debee, my best wishes to you and your family!
You look really great!
And this post is full of positive!

Gloria King said...

Yeah!! a huge Congratulations to you. I am really happy you are in remission and I wish you the best for you and your family. You look absolutely stunning like always. I met you at the pink pineapple a long time ago . May this year continue to be wonderful.