I cannot believe its been almost 3 years since I was diagnosed with cervical cancer! February 2007 was not a good time for me. Pain, fear, death, poison all words that defined my life then. When I was diagnosed with cancer my life changed dramatically.
December, January, February, March, May and June are tough months for me. These were the months I endure so much and fought so hard for my life. I find myself thinking, this is when I had my first surgery, first round of chemo, lost 50 pounds, had tubes coming out of my back.....I find myself daydreaming about those days and feeling as though I will never get far enough away from that them.
Three years seems like such a long time ago and also too soon. I have changed so much in such a short time and all because of those words: "You have cancer"
January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month and I am happy to be healthy enough to finally participate in an event. Tamika from Tamika and Friends (a fantastic cervical awareness nonprofit) is having an event in Washington, DC January 26-27. I will be speaking, with other cervical cancer survivors and fighters, on The Hill. If you are a cervical cancer advocate, survivor or fighter please let me know and I can get you the information to attend.