We can’t believe 6-months have passed already! It’s been a long journey and one thing that we learned is that strength is what defines us!
The 6-month journey of fighting cancer seems like ages ago and now it’s been a 6-month journey of living in remission. There have been obstacles and there have been new findings in this fresh venture. One thing I can take away from it all is to never be defined by your struggles. You are not cancer, you are not weak, you ARE a fighter and most importantly you ARE strong!
Embracing each day as a new one is really how I’ve been trying to live now. When an opportunity comes my way I push myself to try it even when it’s out of my comfort zone. I want to expand my horizons, learn new thing, see places I’ve never been before and just be spontaneous! It’s very cliché, I know, but I’m really just trying to live life to the fullest. You never know when something may happen to you that is out of your control.
Getting things back to normal via my body is something where patience is needed – a little advice to people – IT TAKES TIME – so don’t beat yourself up! Pay attention to your body though, you will know if something doesn’t feel right and don’t be afraid to annoy your doctors if you feel like something is wrong. That’s my biggest tip through all this. In the beginning I knew something wasn’t right and my doctor pushed it off. I mean why would they think a 23-year-old active healthy girl would ever have cancer. I didn’t even believe it at first. I knew something wasn’t right though and it may have taken a month and a few new doctors to get answers but in the end I’m grateful we caught it and my happiness for my health is something unexplainable.
However in this post I don’t want to talk about my struggles this time. In the past 6-months there’s been so much to be happy about and focusing on that is much more important! First off our blog reached 4,000 followers! Woo thank you guys so much; we are so appreciative of the support! Also the one good thing about losing all of my hair is not only being able to try a new hairstyle I’d never see myself doing before but that it’s coming back curly! Yay chemo curls! This is something I’ve always wanted! Another thing I finally got my recovery tattoo that I designed over the summer in hopes this one-day would all be a memory. Next month we will be taking a girls weekend trip to Florida, so stay tuned to see some very exciting photos! To add on to our spontaneous adventures we will be booking a 10+ day trip to Italy in May. Just those few things are all worth waking up with a smile everyday. But there’s more! The next LRF Walk is just months away so I can’t wait to release this years #TeamAB shirts and hope to raise more than last year! Lastly and most importantly amazing people that inspire me each day still surround me and I’m so thankful for everyone and their love. What more could I ask for…well maybe more shoes 😉 … JUST KIDDING!
Thank you everyone and remember … you ARE a fighter and you ARE strong!