Amazing what I have been through this past year...
This day last year 2009... completely unknown to me, MYELOMA was brewing inside me...
Specifically my plasma cells were 67% cancerous and I was soon to be (only a month and a few days after my 2009 birthday), diagnosed in stage 2 of 3 with Multiple Myeloma Cancer...
But the Birthday present to me this year is Remission and being on the Recovery Road to Good Health!
Who knew in just 11 months I would go from a shocking cancer diagnosis, to aggressive chemotherapy, to hospitalization for a stem cell transplant, to my current recovery process! And all this in under a year's time!
I used to brag that all the DRAMA swirled around me, but I wasn't ever the center of it!
Well, hahahahhaaaaa on me... I've been the recipient of all the Drama this past year!
So Happy Birthday to me :)
I am blessed more than ever this year, Nov 22, 2010, for :
ALL of YOU
MY SPECTACULAR MEDICAL TEAM AT KAISER AND CITY OF HOPE
My body's ability to tolerate all the cancer fighting treatments I received
Good health to come
And the Good Life I am still "allowed" to live!!!
Thank You all for being there for me! xoxoxoxo
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU INDEED! Your journey has truly been amazing - just like you! What a year you have been through! It is just crazy to think of all the things that have occurred to you since last year. I mean, seriously, look at how fast you were able to go into remission! I know it was a dreaded experience for you, but 11 months is a REALLY great time for being in stage 2 MM Cancer. Of all the people I know who have gone through cancer - no one has had that fast of a recovery/remission time frame.ReplyDelete
YOU ARE AMAZING! Always have been and always will be!
HERE'S TO A VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY and FOR MANY MORE TO COME! I need you in my life Julie ... ALWAYS :)
LOTS OF LOVE!!!!
Happy Birthday! Who knew that growing older could be so inviting! Have a great day. ;DReplyDelete
Happy Birthday Julie!! I think your hair (and your BEAUTIFUL smile!)look GREAT! I wish you and your family a very happy Thanksgiving!ReplyDelete
Happy Birthday, Julie! I've missed seeing you and hope to see you soon!ReplyDelete
Dear Julie..........a VERY happy birthday indeed (a little late, but....). I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving....what a blessing to be in remission after all you've been through this past year. I imagine your cheery disposition and positive outlook had a lot to do with it as well. You are an amazing example!! Miss your face.ReplyDelete
So where's our update Ms b-day girl? :)ReplyDelete