2 years, 4 months, 3 days

‎2 years, 4 months, 3 days.

That’s how long I’ve had cancer.

That’s 2 years, 4 months, 3 days of learning two very important life lessons:

1. You really have no idea how strong you are until being strong is your only option.
2. Sometimes you just have to laugh because if you don’t, you’ll fall apart.

2 years, 4 months, 3 days of deciding that I won’t be a victim, but I’ll use my experiences to improve and learn from. That’s a 50 pound weight loss, a beautiful (surprise!) baby, a new house and a new car, editing a few (now published) books, a few vacations, a few photography contests won…. life goes on because I refused to let it stay still.

2 years, 4 months, 3 days….

“Sarah, I think today is a good day to celebrate. It looks like treatment worked. There’s no evidence of cancer in your body.”

Today I graduate from ‘cancer patient’ to ‘cancer survivor.’

14 Responses

  • Congratulations, Sarah!
    That is excellent news. Makes me really happy. 😀

  • Michael

    Your writing alone almost made me want to shout “F”’ YEAH!” :-D.

    Seriously, though, congrats. I’ve been in a somewhat similar situation, and it feels like the weight of the world just got lifted off of your shoulders. Enjoy it, you’ve deserved it.

  • Awesome news!

  • Totally awesome!!! Congrats, girl!

  • YES! That news just made my day 🙂 Congrats, Sarah!

  • So many people I love never made it to that particular graduation. Knowing about someone who has, even a complete stranger, makes me ridiculously happy. Congratulations, good health, and a long, long life to you.

  • This is a huge relief. Congrats, Sarah!

  • I am so happy for you. Great job staying strong through a horrific event.

  • I’m a lurker popping up to says that that is such awesome news. I’m delighted to hear it.

  • Great news, this is probably the best and most important post that’s ever been on Bookworm Blues. At least, it is the one I’m most pleased to read.

  • SorchaRei

    My dad has been cancer-free since 1989. May you beat that record by a long long time!

  • HOORAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • That is brilliant news: I’m so happy for you! 🙂

  • Woot! Great news – you slayed it!

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