I'm updating this post to include a gift I received this Saturday morning…
If you've read my Edith Sanford speech, or have known my story, you know that the book One Thousand Gifts, a dare to live more fully right where you are by Ann Voskamp, has been my saving grace.
Today, in an email from my friend Jenn, I found out that Ann Voskamp, (because of Jenn ) linked to my Edith Sanford story on her blog A Holy Experience.
I'm completely humbled and honored- with a big side of tears and a joy filled heart.
Thank you Jenn- thank you Ann! I am a blessed woman!
It was truly the most worrying experience I've had in awhile.
We ushered in Christmas preparations with a long night at the ER. I won't go into a lot of detail, but it essentially involved loss of blood, lots of it- and a need to get it stopped.
I was fortunate that my ER doc, and the OB-GYN on call, as well as the Oncologist on call- worked together to get me back home in time for Christmas Eve preparations.
I still had to go in and have another biopsy done Christmas Eve morning, but, with a some drugs, and pain well-managed, I was able to enjoy Christmas with my family.
I slept most of yesterday late afternoon and well into the evening. Each day I gain more strength. I will have test results sometime next week.
Today I awoke to a surprise.
Do you remember when I was lucky enough to be asked to speak at this "Embracing Life Health Retreat?"
Dr. Panwalkar gave a presentation…
and Dr. Terstriep and her team planned, organized and facilitated the successful event for all of us Breast Cancer survivors.
Then you all asked if you could read my speech?
Well- today you can!
Dr. Terstriep, very graciously shared it today on the Edith Sanford Breast Cancer Foundation's blog called DeCoded.
I continue to be honored, touched and truly "embraced," each day I travel the cancer journey.
I don't think its a coincidence, that on this day, at this time- my own words came back to lift me. To remind me- to help me- to live my moments full.