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Let the fight continue

Posted on 30 September 2015

As we all know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  With that being said, there are so many other forms of cancer out there that don't get as much attention, which is why for me, October is simply Cancer Awareness Month.

7 years ago, just before my daughter turned one, I was diagnosed with stage 3 colon cancer.  I tried to joke, that out of all the cancers, I picked a good one.  Colon cancer can kill, but is also treatable with chemotherapy and you do not loose your hair.  Which I know, sounds silly, but I was worried about that.  I was worried, scared and afraid that I would not be there for my daughters first day in school.  The picture to the left was taken the day before the surgery and I was not even able to look at the camera.

After surgery I went through 6 months of chemo and one more surgery, to fix the herniated incision side.  I was told that while I was able to get pregnant, I might not be able to carry a child due the mesh implant I received during the second surgery.  Thankfully years later I was given the green light to have another child.  I am sure the surgeon did not have twins in mind when he gave me the go-ahead.

And here we are, 7 years later.  My daughter just entered 3rd grade and I am running after 19 months old twin boys, while running a business...lots of running these days :)

Life is crazy, beautiful and I am thankful for every second of it.

I designed this necklace as a reminder to stay strong, believe and never give up hope.  Each ribbon is forged and hammered by myself and I hope I can pass some of the strength and love on to the recipient.

XOXO, Susan

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