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2yr Breast Cancer Survivor and my 1st official 5K..Race for the Cure

Monday, November 05, 2012

This is from a Blog I wrote December 8th 2010:
On November 18th 2010 i was diagnosed with Breast doctor just kind of said it..and i will never forget those words....."You have Breast Cancer" right after asking me "How are you?".....

December 16th 2012: I will be a 2year Breast Cancer Survivor emoticon emoticon emoticon

The Susan G Komen 'Race for the Cure' is held all over the USA to raise awareness about Breast Cancer which brings me to this:
When was YOUR last Mammogram?? Can't remember?? You NEED to pick up the phone right now and make an appointment...please do that for yourself..NOW!

Last year I was registered and had planned to participate in the Race for the Cure....but I was not able to go.....I was still too weak and was recovering from Chemo and Radiation.

Fast forward to this year! The Event was on November 4th and I was ready! emoticon

Registered? emoticon

Energy? emoticon

Friend who was willing to walk with me? (You be surprised how quickly one can find out what a real friend is when it comes to certain things..sighs...)
...but anyways...Friend? emoticon

New cute...but comfy shoes with some pink: emoticon emoticon

I had to leave my house at 430am to get there by 6am....the Survivor Breakfast was at 630am......and the 'untimed' Walk started at 8am......there were about 12000 people..... the weather was gorgeous.....not hot at all.....remember I am in Texas...and where I live is still in the lower 80's!

Austin Texas..about 12000 people walked or ran

Capitol of Texas in the Back

Shout out to my friend Deb...she walked the whole 3miles......big accomplishment for her... emoticon Debbie emoticon

Wall of Flowers for the Survivors


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
HICIM705 12/29/2012 1:31PM

    I'm so sorry that this is the first time I saw this blog. It is GREAT! Congrats on being a 2 year survivor . . . you are such an inspiration. I always loved reading your blogs - because, no matter what - I believe that you touched a few people that were in 'your shoes' ... perhaps just a little behind you in their treatment/road to recovery and I'm sure that they gained some insight and inspiration from you.

One of these days I will do a 5K . . . perhaps I'll even do it for Komen (or St. Jude Children's Research Hospital - one of my very, VERY favorite charities).

Once again, I'm sorry that it's taken me so long to see this blog. Just keep up the good work and keep that 'positive' outlook!
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ROZEEROZ1 12/3/2012 5:56AM

    Glad you survived breast cancer. emoticon emoticon

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RUNNINGOMA 11/14/2012 7:02AM

    You look great in pink! Did you get any cool stuff from your 5K? It is an awesome experience. I still think of you as I dedicated my first 5K (which was a BC fund raising event) to you. I've thought often of giving you my T-shirt, but um, well I got it too small, and well, umm, du weis, ich bin klein dort oben, und du...du weis. Aber ich denke immer wieder daran. I'm really proud of you doing this walk. It was good for you and a benefit for others as you participated.
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BKWERM 11/6/2012 10:43AM

    I'm so glad you survived breast cancer! You are a wonderful person and I'm proud to know you. And, by the way, I had a mammogram in August. Just sayin...

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SWAZY33 11/6/2012 7:35AM

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The walk sounds great! What a great turn out of ppl!
I love the wall of flowers!
emoticon you much!

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JESSIG5 11/6/2012 6:45AM

    emoticon emoticon emoticon From a three year survivor and mother of a 10 year survivor.

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NEW-CAZ 11/6/2012 2:52AM

    emoticon Taty!
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YOu, my friend, are an inspiration!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
vely to see you and Debbie at the end together, I am SO proud of you emoticon

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1BEACHWALKER 11/6/2012 12:30AM

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That is so awesome, being a survivor and doing the walk! I got my mammogram this year!!! Always important! Thanks for sharing! emoticon

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NEWNAC304 11/5/2012 11:21PM

    Awesome! You truly are an amazing woman. I remember when you were going through this. You were so brave and such a trooper.

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BRAVEONE92 11/5/2012 10:36PM

    Congratulations dear Friend! So proud
that you are a 2 year SURVIVOR! It was
great seeing you and Debby together
at the end! I wish you many more healthy,
happy years. So proud of YOU!
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JULIEANNCAN 11/5/2012 9:51PM

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ITS_MY_TURN_NOW 11/5/2012 9:46PM

Congratulations on 2 years!!! Here is to many many more!!! emoticon
You are so full of life and fun, the picture of you at the bottom of the blog is beautifull!!! emoticon
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_BACK2BASICS_ 11/5/2012 9:28PM

    emoticon I have run the Charlottesville Women's 4 Miler for the past 8 years. Last year I registered and within a month found out I was diagnosed with BC. This year I ran as a survivor! It's a great feeling. Congrats to you on your health and your accomplishment! emoticon

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ANNIE.B 11/5/2012 9:08PM

I'm so glad things worked out for you to be able to participate this year!

Your determination in ALL things has always been very admirable to me. I think you are A-mazing!!!

I especially love the last picture. You are beautiful and full of life!!

Love ya lots, Spark sister.

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WATERMELLEN 11/5/2012 7:56PM


What a difference a year -- or two -- makes!!

Love the Austin pictures . . . and you beaming!!

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A-STRONGER-ME 11/5/2012 6:48PM

    How very emoticon

So proud of you!

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HEALTHY4ME 11/5/2012 5:40PM

    AWESOME!!! and so thankful and happy you are a survivor!

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CHRISPYLEE 11/5/2012 5:26PM

    WOW, 12000 people!! That is a great turnout!!
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emoticon YOU...and Debbie!!
That last picture made me cry......
happy tears, of course!!
emoticon Love you

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ONLYTEMPORARY 11/5/2012 5:23PM

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LADYJ6942 11/5/2012 4:55PM

    Way to go Taty - thank you for sharing and happy 2nd anniversary/birthday!!!

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MSRIP3 11/5/2012 4:52PM

    Congratulations! Such an inspiration!

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    Congratulations! Breast cancer affects so many of us. It is always great to hear survivor stories! Thank you for sharing!

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