Next Wednesday I will be 42. So in 1 year I have lost a gall bladder and a breast. But I have gained a wonderful, loving husband(Matthew Bradby) and soon a baby boy(Dylan), I have a new home and a fabulous church family. I have been blessed with so many new friends thru Facebook. I have also gain a closeness with God that I wouldn't have made it thru the rough times without.And my faith in God is stronger! Am I the same person? Hmmm I'm still caring, loving and all those nice things people say..lol What is different..... I'm happier, stronger mentally, I allow myself to cry. I have proven to myself that I am a lot tougher than I thought. I'm still hard headed...lol (God is working with me on that one)
Because of this breast cancer, my life will never be the same. I have to look at everything different now. I was looking at summer dresses and tank tops yesterday and I had consider how much of my scar will show. I never had to even think about that before. Even in the grocery store I had to watch what food I buy..Organic food is expensive but the other stuff is unhealthy for me. The funny thing was I use to think Fibromyalgia was tough. Yeah I did have to change how I did some things .....but it just seemed easier.
What a difference a year makes!! Some might look at last year of my life as being bad, I look at it as being great!!! There were lessons learned. Every wall that was put in front of me I have knocked down and moved closer to my destiny. These are lessons I will need to master in order to move to my next level. I must be learning fast with so many of then hitting me in 1 year...lol The biggest lesson I have learned (this is the one God has been trying to get me to learn most of my life) is to have more faith in myself, trust your gut,trust your strength and always remember God will never leave your side.