Happy Birthday to me!

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This is what the modern-day, 43 year old, double mastected, two and one half year cancer thriver looks like!

I passed all my tests with flying colors. My bones scans were very bony. My CT was quite unremarkable. And my wonderful oncologist said I am just going to live forever. Forever. It has a nice ring to it. Well, perhaps not forever. I wouldn’t want to outlive my bladder control, after all…

Some of my friends tip-toe around my age or suggest that I might be 39 this year with a conspiratorial wink. “Oh, no you don’t!”, I think to myself, “I earned this age! There was a time not long ago I didn’t think I’d live to see it!” Besides, 39 was when I was diagnosed.

You can keep 39!!!!!

I’ll take 43, and 44, and 50, and 60… any day!!!!!

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6 Responses to Happy Birthday to me!

  1. lorri s. says:

    Happy Birthday!!!! You OLD woman you…I know you take that as a compliment!

  2. Jan says:

    Happy Birthday – and may you celebrate 100 more healthy ones!!! From one survivor to another!!

  3. You look great! Happy Birthday to you!!

  4. Tina says:

    Happy, Happy Birthday! I have inflammatory breast cancer as well—I’m new to this site, but have been checking it daily since I read you were going in for your ‘check up’—I’m so happy that your tests were uneventful! Smile. I enjoy your blog—and appreciate the update. Many, many more Happy Birthdays to you!

  5. clergygirl says:

    Oh Stella! You are such an inspiration! And I was SOOOOO happy to see 36 be gone too! Happy Birthday dear cyber friend!

  6. You go girl!!

    You look fabulous!!

    I just turned 43 as well! These days, I view every birthday is an achievement!!

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