Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Special Birthday

I've had a wonderful day! Breakfast with Aaron and Andrea and their 5 kids. Lunch with Maria and her son,Sam. Dinner with Larry at Olive Garden. (Thank you Joseph and Christina!) I'm stuffed full of fun, memories and food. My friends and family have all called, sent or brought by gifts and I feel very loved. I have a big smile on my face! I'm grateful for my parents and miss them as they are up in heaven. I appreciate all their sacrifices for me and their great teachings. I wish I could hug them and thank my Mother for bringing me into this world.
I'm 56 years old and was born in '56. So that is special. Also, I was told that I wouldn't live longer than a year with cancer if I didn't do chemo. I was also told that if I did the strongest chemo in the hospital and bone marrow transplant twice that I may live 3 years...but not with good health. It's been 3 years and I feel great and am truly blessed with wonderful health. I'm so thankful to all my loved ones and for their prayers and money and faith in my behalf. Also, I am so grateful to my loving Heavenly Father and for His great mercy in extending my life and healing me...and for His guidance to Dr. Burzynski. :) :) :)