Tuesday, February 24, 2009

6 Month Exam

So, I had my 6 month mammogram a little over a week ago and everything checked out just fine. I finally feel like I can be called a cancer survivor. Getting screened is a little dramatic every 6 months – but things have certainly gone well so far. I am feeling quite well and gradually getting my strength back.

I was asked by a photographer the other day to be part of a photo series of cancer survivors that he is doing. I did a session last night week and these are some of the shots. It hasn’t been completely finalized, but he thinks that initially the series will hang in a gallery at the U of U Hospital. The photographer, Chad Hurst, is also a cancer survivor and wants to do a series of photos of survivors of all different kinds of cancer. I am very honored that he asked me.

I’m amazed that it has been almost a years since I was diagnosed with breast cancer. As I read through the posts on this blog – it seems like an eternity ago I was going through the tests, treatments, everything.

What an amazing year it has been. It has been a difficult year, but it has also been an amazingly great year. I have never felt so loved and blessed. And I have felt like everything has gone better than I could have possibly hoped for. I hope this feeling stays for a while.


Teri said...

You look amazing! I absolutely love the photos!!!

Deb F said...

I remember well when my Mom hit this milestone, I am you feel great satisfaction will begin to see the fruits of your labor - becoming cancer free!

carlsonpie said...

You look great! We are so happy that all is going well for you.