Saturday, September 13, 2008


Yesterday I was able to mark thirty three months of living like I'd never lived before. In three more months I'll be considered a "long-term survivor."

My family members now refer to my condition as the "alleged" brain tumor.

Still gotta keep on my toes. Still gotta be thankful for the gift of each breath, and for the hope that each new day brings.

Still gotta live while I can.

(Don't we all?)


Mari said...

Happy 33rd "Birthday"!

The Dela Peña's said...

Hey there, happy belated birthday girl! I totally missed it but I'm so glad you are still having birthdays and there are more to come!
I wish I could hang out with you more because you are so super cool! Later for now!

Linda said...

Congratulations!! I only hope and pray that we celebrate the same for my mom, we are at 8 months now.

Wendy S. Harpham, MD said...

I celebrate with you.

A thought: An ordinary day when you just go with the flow (and you are not living as if today might be your last) can be a beautiful thing, too.

Believe me, as a survivor I totally get where you are coming from when you say you don't want to slip into taking things for granted. Me, too.

But if I have times when I slip up and get frustrated with stupid stuff or just totally forget about the gift of it all, in a paradoxical way, that is a way of appreciating it. I hope this makes sense. :)

With hope, Wendy

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