An excerpt from my very first blog post.
From the first moment I found out the news that I had been diagnosed with Stage 4 colon cancer — news delivered to me post-surgery by my parents and hubby — I felt a charge in me. An excitement, if you will. Excitement is probably one of the last things you’d think I’d feel after realizing the very tough road I have ahead of me, and that life as I knew it was changing radically. But yes, excitement.
You see, dear readers — and you probably know this already — I love a good challenge. And I love achieving goals, especially huge, sometimes improbable ones. The challenge is throughly beating down cancer, and the goal is not only survival, but survival with gusto. I am unwaveringly confident that I will succeed, not just because of my inner strength and toughness, but because of the love and support of family and friends — the wonderful people reading this very blog entry. Your positivity and belief in my ability to overcome any challenge will buoy me on those days when my spirits need a lift. Together, we will win.