Today I am 47.  When I got up this morning, I told my hubby I was off to Spin class to see if I can get another 47 years out of this body.  It’s a super hard class, but it’s great!  She pushes us hard, but you also have to push yourself.  I do push myself, I’d take 94!  Plus, they say strong is the new sexy, right?

I like feeling strong.  It’s empowering and healthy.  On this day 3 years ago, we celebrated my birthday knowing I would start chemo in just 6 days.  Arrgh!!  In the months that followed I got a real sense of what weak feels like and I never want to feel that way again.  So I work hard to stay strong.

It is amazing that 3 years ago I was still in the beginning of the breast cancer battle and not quite 2 years after finishing I feel better than ever.  My hair is completely back to normal and I no longer look anything like a breast cancer patient.  (Well, from the outside that is – Lefty has a pretty big scar that isn’t going anywhere!)  The hot flashes/night sweats do stay with me (thanks to the daily Tamoxifen pill), but our new King size bed has really helped with the sleeping…it’s awesome.

Anyways, I hadn’t written in a while so figured my birthday was a good time to get back to it.  The summer was fun and super busy.  This fall I had a couple consulting gigs to keep my brain fresh.  Now, winter is coming fast and it’s 4:30 pm and very dark already, so no excuses.  So, if you want to keep reading, I will keep writing…