May 9, 2012 Derek wrote his first blog post, “Today we received some very unexpected news… our doctor informed us that the “lump” is in fact Breast Cancer.”
Those two words still get me. Breast Cancer. I can’t believe how far we have come in one year. It has been the most terrifying and gratifying year of my life. It has taught me so much about myself and who I want to be as a person. Life is not about responsibilities and accomplishments, but love and relationships. I have never felt so loved in my life and for that, THANK YOU!
Here is a look back on what a crazy year it has been…
Two days before I found my lump….
Two weeks after I found my lump…. time for a change!
Two weeks after my first Chemo… bye bye hair!
My friends threw me a wig party for my 29th birthday party…
Not ONCE was I ever left alone at chemo. Thank you. Thank you.
Humbled by what all has happened in a year…
And then the cancer was removed!
Now, onto growing Fighting Fancy and my hair back!