November 22, 2005

One Year Ago

Exactly one year ago today I began this long cancer journey. It was last year I went for a CT scan and that evening I found out that I had a form of lymphoma later turning out to be Hodgkin's. It was a whirlwind of events that transpired right before Thanksgiving.

The Wednesday before Thanksgiving was the first time I had ever entered an oncology office. I was the only young person there. The whole time I was there I was fighting back tears. Then a young, frail woman entered the office with her husband. She looked so sick. She literally had a box full of meds. This scared me but thankfully I did not have as rough of a time.

I have a lot to be thankful for this year. I have definitely grown from this experience and view life with a different perspective. This year the holidays will be different! This year I am cancer free.