Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Thanksgiving marks my 2 year cancerversary!

Two years ago tomorrow (11/27/12) I heard the words that changed my life forever.  "You have stage 4 lung cancer.  There is no cure".  Of course I asked how long I had (never do that).  The response, "as I see it right now, I would give you 12-18 months".

I had just turned 33.  I was in shock and disbelief.  How could this happen to me?  I have a daughter to raise.  I'm going to miss everything.  I'll miss her first date, prom, graduation, wedding, grandchildren.  This is not how my life was supposed to go.  But, it is what it is.  I have my good and bad days but am thankful for each day I wake up.

It's lung cancer awareness month too.  I didn't know that, well until I became a person with lung cancer.   There have been some great strides in our two years of dealing with this, but  we still have a long way to go to get the attention for funding for more research.   I want to see my daughter go on her first date, prom, graduation, wedding, and have grandchildren.   I may not get there, but I will not give up hope or stop fighting!

Today I got to meet my first niece.  She is beautiful.  I'm so happy for my sister and brother in law.  I'm so happy I've been able to make it here for these memory building moments.  I'm going to sign off now and just thank God for all of my blessings.  I'm still here and so very happy!   God bless you all and Happy Thanksgiving!  And thank you for all of your continuos prayers.  They do mean so much.  Thank you God for giving me this time!

1 Thessalonians 5:18
give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus


  1. Sarah Catherine loves her aunt Samantha already too! She is so lucky to have such an amazing aunt who is such an inspiration to me and so many others. Keep fighting and we will all keep praying. The Lord is good. I am so happy we get to spend this

  2. Thanksgiving together as a family. I love you and know you'll never stop fighting.

    1. I'm happy too. See you in a little while! I love you!