Let the fight continue
Posted on 30 September 2015
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.