Almost two years ago I got some news that no woman ever wants to hear.
“Cynthia, your results came back and you have breast cancer.” I was diagnosed with cancer. Breast cancer.
I was in a state of shock. It took me over a year and a half to get over the shock. I put my life in the hands of my doctors and did everything they told me to. It was where I needed to be to get healed medically.
Once the shock, surgeries, and radiation treatment was over, I began to be myself again. I began to be in control of my life again. I began to look at my cancer differently.
I realized that I wanted to think about my cancer every day. You may wonder why. You might think it would be best to forget it ever happened.
For me, I want to have a daily reminder because remembering my journey will keep me healthy. I don’t ever want the cancer to return, nor do I want any of my family members to have to deal with this horrible disease. I am enlisting my partner, my daughter, her fiancé and my Mother in joining me on a healthy journey.
We are changing our diets (we eat clean/real food). We are getting more exercise. We are removing toxic products from our homes.
Another way I am reminding myself of my breast cancer and my new way of life is my tree in honor of myBreast Cancer Awareness. Thanks to Tree Classics, I have a beautiful 6 foot Christmas tree in my entry way. I filled with pink ornaments. I think it is beautiful, don’t you?
My beautiful tree makes me smile every time I see it. I am reminded of how far I have come and also of how far I have to go. I will be keeping this tree up until after Christmas. Who knows, it may stay up even longer.
When friends or family come over to visit, this tree is the first thing they see when they walk in the front door. We often start a conversation of what is being done to support women and how we can fight this horrible disease.
I am always thankful to companies like Tree Classics for supporting breast cancer awareness. Because of their support to this and so many other causes, they will get my future business. I hope you will consider Tree Classics for your next tree.
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