One year ago today I received my cancer diagnosis.

I did not expect to be emotional today, but apparently this is more important to me than I thought. I would have thought May 7, 2006 would be the more important date (when I noticed something was wrong), but I guess it’s the confirmation that brings it home and thus means more.

I’ve been reflecting on everything today and I have to tell you, even experiencing chemotherapy, radiation and surgery first-hand, I don’t know how people do it.

I am so grateful to have this past year behind me.