“Do you remember when we used to dance? And incidence arose from circumstance. One thing led to another, we were young, and we would scream together songs unsung. It was the heat of the moment telling me what your heart meant. The heat of the moment shone in your eyes.” -Asia, "Heat Of The Moment" A few months ago, via Facebook, I became aware that next year marks 30 years since I graduated high school. Shortly thereafter I received an email reminding me that it’s been 25 yea
.....and I hate numbers!
12 surgeries in 8 years.
12 rounds of chemo
34 rounds of Herceptin
8 more years of Tamoxifen (2 down)
36 rounds of radiation
4 lost toenails
2 lost fingernails
2 eyebrows that defected ... to my chin apparently
136 blood tests (roughly)
2 bone scans
6 months between doctor appointments...to infinity
I was honored to have been asked to give a speech on behalf of the recipients of A Time For Me...an volunteer organization that organizes spa retreat weekends for cancer patients. Here, I've attached my speech as written and a small clip from that evening. If I were to turn the clock back to a warm Monday evening in May of 2007, I would remember a phone call I got at 8 pm from my breast surgeon. I was 38 years old and for the first time ever I heard the words, "You have cance