September 18th I will celebrate 4 years of being cancer free.
Most people go by the date they were diagnosed.
I always get more introspective closer to the date of my diagnosis. I read old blog posts of mine, sometimes not believing how far I have come, and yet still how far I have to go.
Does anyone else find it strange that we celebrate a day that changed everything?
Don't get me wrong. I am grateful for early detection. For my doctors. For the planets aligning for everything to have gone well so far. I am grateful to God.
But celebrate a day that started out great and ended in a way I could not imagine. In a way that changed my life forever? In some good ways, in some bad.
Coming up on four years cancer free. I am grateful I am here, and fighting the fight.
I am not celebrating the fact I had cancer.
I am celebrating the fact I found it in time, and that I am here, and that my doctors are, in my eyes, rockstars.
So if you see me with a sly grin you will know why.
Suck on that cancer.
Mel is the producer/co~host of The Vic McCarty Show. Listen Live Monday~Friday 10am-noon eastern time on wmktthetalkstation.com
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