Sunday, November 13, 2011

10 Amazing years ...

You've come a long way baby ...
How lucky am I ?!?!?
For those of you who follow this blog ... you've heard me reference this anniversary before ... well ... it's here!

Ten years ago today, November 14th, they removed at tumor that was the size of a grapefruit from my abdomen.  It was stage IIc Ovarian Cancer ...

I am alive today because of three WONDERFUL doctors (Drs. Hambrick, Stern and Cecchi) who saw me through surgery and chemotherapy.

I am the luckiest women around because of them and because of the fabulous man I am married to!!!  We will celebrate 16 years of marriage on Friday of this week.

Ten years ... WOW ... I am so amazingly grateful ...

But I cannot forget the 154,000 women in the U.S. who have died of Ovarian Cancer in those 10 years ... or the 5,564,900 other Americans who will have succumbed to cancer over those 10 years ...

I will run my first (and likely last ;-) half marathon in honor of those folks in May.

In the interim, I am so happy that I can count 10 years in my list of life accomplishments ...

Have a great week!

All the best


  1. What a milestone in your life - keep well and best wishes for your fundraising half marathon next year - warmest blessings and best wishes to you both

  2. Wow - that is a great (and inspiring) story!
    Happy Anniversary! :-)

  3. Happy anniversary! Think of all the people you have blessed in those 10 years! I'm one of them :-)

  4. Wow - feel very happy and sad all in one moment.

  5. Happy Anniversary Lisa and here's to another whole series of ten years anniversaries. XXX

  6. Happy Anniversary, Lisa! May you and your husband have many more wonderful,healthy years together.

  7. What doesn't kill us only makes us stronger. That story says alot about your will and strength Lisa! Congratulations, Daria

  8. happy anniversary! I am inspired by your remembrance of all the women who still and still will suffer from the same disease you did. thank you.

  9. Happy Anniversary and I'm SO GLAD you are cured! is a very special day indeed!

  10. Congratulations on a wonderful anniversary, Lisa! That's awesome!!

  11. An amazing anniversary to celebrate.Congratulations.May you have many more to celebrate.

  12. You are an inspiration.
    Thank you and congratulations.

  13. Congratulations on both your anniversaries! Stay healthy and happy!

  14. What a fantastic anniversary, very worthy of celebration! so happy for you. I want to hear about your 20 year anniversary in ten years. Get your running shoes on!

  15. Congratulations stay strong and healthy


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