Feb 12, 2011 - 10:14 pm
Today is my first birthday since my diagnosis on March 16, 2010. I decided to throw myself a party. So last week I made the guest list and planned the menu. The next day I decided not to have a party because it would be a lot of work. A few days later I decided I wanted the party (no ladies it's not the chemo, it's just how I am). I downsized it to about 12 people; just my nearest and dearest. So this morning I got up early and started cooking and preparing. My cousin was coming over at 9:30 to help me. I started getting irritated because I was doing all this work but then remembered it was my idea and I should be happy that I'm here and healthy enough to do the work. The party was great. I said I am not going to make a speech (I've made one at every other holiday since I finished treatment). I said I'm just glad to have this birthday. It's number 63 but I joked all day that I am 36. Everyone has gone home now and I am tired but feel so happy. I have wonderful family and friends who care about me and I am blessed to have them in my life. Today was a good day. They mean more now. I cherish them. They make up for all the crappy days in the last several months. Here's to good days ahead for all of us.