March 19th marks the beginning of my tenth year since I was diagnosed with Inflammatory Breast Cancer, a rare aggressive form of breast cancer. I had no family history, no risk factors and remember that day like it was yesterday. My Oncologist said, “If we get the cancer, it will just come back, we don’t know when.” My prognosis was poor, 3-5 years.
Many people did so many wonderful things during my treatment but some acts of kindness, love and support I think about everyday.
To my amazing family and friends, each of you hold a very special place in my heart…thank you!
While I’ve had a few scares over the years, I’m still here and very lucky not to have had lasting side effects from treatment as many women do.
As I look back at my cancer diagnosis it was the one thing that frightened me the most but gave me the greatest gift. Believe in miracles because they do happen!