Another Year Under My Belt



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.


10 comments:

Manic Mother said...

Yeah you! Proud of you lady!

Preppy 101 said...

I know you will be an inspiration to others! xoxo

Racn4acure said...

Congratulations. I am proud of you. And the world is a better place with you in it. Speaking from experience, those memories will fade in time (7 years for me, and I did not go through nearly as many horrible experiences as you endured). But then something will happen and remind you. Stay strong, my friend.

Tara said...

Hiya Meaghan;
I can only hope to reach 3 years like you!!
You've done sooo much and it's awesome!
Take care :).

DysFUNctional Mom said...

You look wonderful, what a beautiful picture. Go Meaghan!!
xoxo

Lola said...

Congrats!
You look GREAT.

pinwheelgirl said...

Meaghan! You are a triumphant spirit! Never forget your magnificence even during the darkness! Love & Light To You!

SoCalWendie said...

You look just radiant in your picture. Here's to many more great cancer free years for you my dear

Meaghan said...

Thank you everyone for all the kind comments :) You are all making me blush!

Judeo said...

You are very strong and I admire that. Our ten year old son must go for a bonemurrow transplant the end of this month. It's going to be done very far from home and we will be away +-3 months. He was diagnosed with hodgkins lymphoma 27 June 2008. please hold thumbs!It is nice to chat to people who understand.

Lethan's mom