Monday, July 20, 2009

Two year Anniversary

Usually anniversaries are good things and bring back happy memories, well the anniversary that we had yesterday (July 19th) didn’t bring back warm and fuzzy memories for us at all. Two years ago yesterday was the day we found out that Meg had Invasive Ductile Carcinoma. I can still remember some of the small details from that day and just writing this post gives me a sick feeling in my stomach. That day our lives took an unexpected detour that was filled with speed bumps and potholes. That was an extremely hard year and time seemed to move at a snails pace. The surgeries, the treatments, the good days, the bad days, the hair loss, and the uncertainties were all extremely hard to deal with for Meg and everyone around her. Looking back, I have to say, it was easily the toughest year in our lives. But now we seem to be back on the road that is our lives and the road has recently been paved.

Besides some scars, which are improving, and the daily pills that she has to take, you would never know of the battle that she has gone through. She is back doing all of the things she did before the diagnosis. She is running several days a week, taking yoga classes several days a week, she is still working 40+ hours a week and taking care of two very active boys and one crazy husband. Overall, our lives are back to normal, well as normal as can be with two young kids!

Before July of 2007, our lives were perfect! We just had our second child and couldn’t have been fling any higher, but we slapped in the face on the 19th and brought back to earth. I am a firm believer that things happen for a reason and even though I am not exactly sure the reason why Meg and our family were put through this, I am sure it will be clear one day. I do know it has made us stronger as a family and as individuals. Also, Meg is now using her experiences to help consul friends and family who have been dealt a similar card. Cancer is a horrible thing, but Meg is proof that it can be beat! She is cancer free and loving life again. What a difference a couple of years makes!

1 comment:

Brad said...

Crazy husband for sure....