Monday, July 23, 2012
Five.; In any language it is just a unit of measurement. Days, weeks, seconds, moments.
For cancer survivors its the magic number. 5 years= remission.
I just had my last oncology visit before my 5 years of being cancer free, which I will celebrate at Red Wings training camp (if there is no lockout)
It is a milestone.
It has been a while since I have written anything. Over a month. Not that I haven't had anything to say, just have been busy.
You never forget home ice, the first place you skated, the first game you saw.
I learned to skate late in life, at Pickwick Ice in Burbank, CA, my California home ice..
where I saw my first hockey game. It was awesome
Now if you read my blog you know I am a big fan, and a lot of good things have come surrounding sports, particularly hockey.
The LA Kings, when I first started to get into hockey were in a constant rebuilding year ( starting in 1997)
I still stood behind them though, even though they were awful, when I couldn't get anyone to go with me, because they were so bad or no one was as big of a hockey fan as me.
Even when I moved to Michigan, LA was still "my team" Yes, I do love the Red Wings, their 2007-2008 stanley cup winning season helped me immensely spiritually and emotionally, but you never forget your first love.
The Kings were a long shot to win the Stanley cup this year. Came in 8th place out of 8 teams in the western conference.
No one would have thought they could win.
Not even me.
But they did.
First time an 8th seed beat the top 3 teams in the division, and beat the eastern conference champions the NJ Devils.
Watching the Captain Dustin Brown hoist the Stanley Cup at Staples was a surreal moment.
Some days I still can't believe the improbable run.
Some days I can't believe all the things I went through with this damn disease.
But here I am.
On my 5th year of being cancer free
The Kings win the cup.
That is a pretty awesome milestone.
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