A friend I've made during my breast cancer journey wrote this as her Facebook post on Saturday:
Saturday, June 1st, is the first anniversary of my last chemo treatment.
I was actually scheduled to have four more treatments, but Dr. V. made
the decision to be finished because of neuropathy I'd developed in my
hands and feet. Half of me was TREMENDOUSLY relieved. The other half
asked him, "Is this what you'd recommend to your wife, daughter, mother
and sister?" He said, "Yes. Sixteen weeks
should be enough." I can say, at least so far, that he was right! I
continue to look at 2012 as a year of the choicest blessings. I cannot
think of my experiences with anything but humble gratitude. The biggest
challenge I've had is applying the things I learned about my
relationship with my Savior and His atonement - in OTHER areas of my
life! He made cancer so easy. He carried that yoke. I'm such a work in
progress! Day by day, little by little, step by step, line upon line,
precept upon precept...but ALWAYS grateful. Plus - BIG plus - thanks to
YOU - for prayers, meals, love and support! We're not supposed to endure
hard times alone, and I never felt alone. EVER!
Her message felt so true, so real, so honest, and I asked Susan if I could share not only this message, but her breast cancer story. This week's blog will be dedicated to Susan; I think you will want to continue reading.