Five years ago, I share that my mom was cancer free. I was unbelievably excited after that news and hopeful for the future:
She will still be taking medicine every day for the next five years but she won’t have to go through chemo and only needs checkups every 6 months. The surgery + radiation did the trick for her. I’m hoping & praying it never comes back and she has another 30 years of good health. That’s not too much to ask since my grandma lived to 92, right?
I’m so happy that this happened for my mom. I know that cancer can be insiduous and messy and painful to beat. It sucked that she was diagnosed with cancer but I’m amazed at how “easily” she was able to conquer it. I pray that it never comes back.
Recently she went in for her 6 month checkup at the 5 year mark.
The result? Still cancer free!!
She told us on the way to the Race For The Cure which obviously honors survivors and we couldn’t have been more excited about it.
My mom is doing a fantastic job taking care of her health. She’s in such good shape right now and actively works on being the healthiest she can be so she can live as long as the women in her family typically do (well into the 90s).
She walks every day, eats healthy, has lost the weight her doctor recommended, and has a great social circle of friends who love her and she loves back. She’s overcome a ton of hard situations that I personally witnessed and couldn’t believe she had the gumption to carry though with positivity and love. Her faith and love for people after so many hurtful experiences inspires me!
She’s also inspired me to take better care of myself. I’ve been eating better (more on this soon) and have been much more active the last few months after finally getting the all clear to exercise and having less postpartum pain. I’ve been doing yoga weekly and walking as much as possible. Penny loves to walk in her stroller on in the Ergobaby so it’s easy to get walks in most days. We loved doing this 5k and hope to do even more as a family.
The race this weekend was incredibly fun and I was honored to walk with my mom, the strong survivor!