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Life After Breast Cancer – Thriving, Not Just Surviving

Two years ago today September 13, 2012 my world was turned upside down by a diagnoses of Triple Negative Breast Cancer. It has been a crazy journey, but I think I am finally beginning to see the light at the end of a very long tunnel. Mammograms, 6 cycles of chemo, 33 doses of radiation, 2 major surgeries and 4 minor surgeries and numerous other procedures and I am now on the track to enjoying a healthy life. I am so grateful to my husband, my children and my extended family and friends for all of their love, prayers and support. I am also grateful to my wonderful team of doctors, nurses and health care professionals – they made an incredibly difficult time so much easier to bear.

Today we are back at our beloved Mother Earth News Fair at Seven Springs Mountain Resort in Pennsylvania for the 4th year. Earle and I were able to have the thrilling experience of zip lining in the Laurel Ridgeline Canopy here at the resort. It was a truly exciting way to celebrate being alive and healthy. So happy to be healthy enough to be able to participate in such a physically demanding experience. It was an awesome way to celebrate my “cancerversary”!

I would like to share more of my experiences with you, but I do not have my computer here with me this weekend. Please comment or like this post if you would like to hear more about my experience dealing with breast cancer. As many of you know, I was able to quit my job in the Spring. I have been busy enjoying life and healing emotionally and physically! I now have the time and energy to record my experiences. Before, my long commute, stress of my job, physical therapy and the cumulative effects of chemo, radiation and surgery left me too exhausted and drained to try to put my thoughts down in print.

Thanks to all of you that kept me and my family in your thoughts and prayers during the last two years. It has meant so much to me to have your support!