• Announcements

    • LaToyaADMIN

      Tell us about your experience with signing up for Medicare   01/23/18

      We want to know what the process was like for you, any difficulties you experienced, the length of your process, etc. This is strictly research and any information you share with us will not be shared elsewhere. Please email jack@grandparents.com with the subject line: Medicare Process and we'll be in touch with specific questions.
    • LaToyaADMIN

      PLEASE READ: We are moving the community   02/15/18

      Dear Community friends and family,   After great consideration, we are moving the Grandparents.com community to Facebook Groups effective March 15, 2018.   This wasn’t an easy decision, but we want to bring our communities together and believe the best place to do so is through Facebook’s groups feature. We’re so appreciative of you and the diverse conversations and opinions you have provided over the past 9 years. Your stories and amazing advice have helped so many readers, and have reached thousands of GP.com users. We encourage you to retrieve any information you want to retain as the forum will only be accessible by the admin after March 15, 2018. We’ve created a closed Facebook group called Mothers-in-Law Unplugged where we welcome you to continue the conversations around grandparenting, family, and in-law relationships, and any general topics we discuss here. As the group is closed and each user must be approved, your friends and family on Facebook won’t see any of your activity. Request to join the group here: http://bit.ly/milunplugged Thank you to all of our past and current users. You helped build our community, and we look forward to continuing to interact with you in the Facebook groups. If you have any questions about the groups and privacy, let’s chat about here:   Sincerely,   The Grandparents.com Team

Roxie's Blog

  • entries
    28
  • comments
    83
  • views
    38315

Farewell October

Roxie01966

763 views

Here we are at the end of October; a time of year that I find myself feeling a tad melancholy. Sadly we bid farewell to the final warms days of Indian Summer and prepare for the cold New England winter. Thanksgiving and Christmas are right around the corner and will be upon us before we know it. October is also Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The month that is dedicated to bringing this devastating disease to the forefront of our minds. An opportunity for media, merchants and other organizations work together to raise awareness and funds for research and education. They have made great progress and I am personally thankful. 20 years ago at the young age of 39 I discovered a lump in my left breast while showering after my daily run. Numerous tests and doctors visits later I was given the grim diagnosis of Stage II aggressive invasive ductal carcinoma..... Cancer. I had no family history and was vigilant about checking my breasts as advised. I have always tried to live a healthy lifestyle. I had been a runner for years. I don't smoke and eat very little red meat. It made no sense and I was scared to death. My hair thinned and my spirit waned. I worried that I wouldn't see my children grow up and I grew depressed. The next year was a whirlwind. I underwent 2 surgeries, a year of aggressive chemo-therapy and 3 months of radiation. As a young wife and mother I was paralyzed with fear but I was also one of the lucky ones; I made it. I am a survivor. For me though October still feels bitter sweet; a season of endings but also a time for reflection. I can't help but be grateful for every day that I am here as I know too well how fragile life can be.

http://www.finallyfinishing.com




2 Comments


RoseRed135

Posted

Such a beautiful entry Roxie! So sorry for the fear and suffering that you went through! But congratulations on being a survivor!

Share this comment


Link to comment
Share on other sites
Cobaltblue

Posted


Roxie,

Thanks for your post.  You give encouragement to others by posting this.  Cong. on you being a survivor.  I am sure it was a tough time for you especially being a new mother and wife. 

Share this comment


Link to comment
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!


Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.


Sign In Now