Tuesday, March 17, 2009

It has been ONE YEAR!

It has been one year today that I had breast cancer surgery. I can't believe it! I will say that I feel fantastic. I look back at this past year and sometimes wonder how I did it all. I do know...GOD. I feel I have become a better person through this whole experience. Did I want cancer? NO!!! Do I regret having it? NO!!!! It has taught me that I have more stamina and will power than I ever thought I could.
I knew I was a positive person and I also knew I could handle what ever was thrown at me but CANCER was one thing I was afraid of. I now know that I don't have to be afraid of it. It has to be afraid of ME.
What were the bad things that had happened within the last year? Of course the Breast Cancer, radiation, chemo, losing my dear dog, Tanner and dealing with my hubby with some major back and thyroid problems.
What were the good things that happened within the last year? I found I could conquer Cancer, I was a recipient of the blessings of many friends and family and really found out how much people do care, getting a new puppy (thanks again to many friends), finding the Lord Jesus Christ again (and for good), being asked and now serving on the American Cancer Society Board for the county I live in and also serving as Children's Church Director at Church.
The moral of this story is no matter how bad things get; the good will outweigh the bad. My advice to anyone going through a difficult time is to keep your chain up, trust in God and let your friends and family be there for you.
Now...If I could only catch up on stamping and do as much as I want to do there. There is not enough hours in the day for me. Anyone have some extra ones they could send my way? I could really use them.
For now everyone have a Great and Blessed Day. I know I am counting my blessings today!


Helen Dooley said...

Rita I am so happy for you. 1 year is quite an accomplishment. You are right about God doing it. We had a rough year (08) too and without Him we wouldn't have made it through. Best wishes for the next 4.

Laurie Unger said...

What an inspirational post! I've had you in my thoughts this past year! Glad you've found the strength you needed!

Percy said...

Rita, I am soooo happy for you! It is great to know that 'bump in the road' is over ! Best wishes to you!!! Blessings!

Sandy said...

Rita -
So happy you are feeling well!
My sister was a changed person from the experience too. I pray for you and her to continue on the path to health!

Anonymous said...

Congrats in it being a year already and being one of the people to count blessings now instead of saying to the world how bad it was to have it. Jany

Barb said...

Congratulations, Rita! I'm so glad you are feeling good... and your positive attitude is just amazing.

Sarah G. said...

Thanks for sharing, Rita. I'm happy you are doing so well. God is so good!!

Bridgett Owens said...

What a great year...in spite of everything...what a great year! You have overcome and that is magnificent! I am so glad that you have and I am so proud of how you have embraced the future. You're always willing to encourage others and help out when you can. It is no different with these new endeavors you have embarked on. I wish you all the best life has to offer and with God holding your hand, you just can't go wrong!