Saturday, September 7, 2013

September My Birthday Month

What an incredible feeling I had Today!
It's been just shy of 6 weeks since
my surgery and today I actually did a little
Treasure Hunting...


I stopped at a local garage sale
this gentleman had a lot of Vintage goodies
in a box I spotted these sweet little orphans
$20 and they were mine!


It's really strange because the last few
months since my cancer diagnosis I had no
desire to do any treasure hunting and
after the surgery my recovery was a little
harder then I had imagined... I thought I was
never going to be "ME" again...


September Is My Birthday Month and
ironically it is also Uterine Cancer Awareness Month..

September 20, 2013 is Endometrial Cancer Awareness Day.

I hope to share my experience to educate others
to listen to your body keep pursing medical experts
until they actually run the right tests that screen for
Uterine Cancer...It's treatable 

Learn: It is the most common gynecologic cancer. It
usually occurs around the time of menopause
-Pap test does not screen for uterine cancer

Listen: To your body for symptoms, bleeding after menopause
or abnormal, irregular vaginal bleeding in younger women.

Act: If a biopsy result is positive, seek care from a
gynecologist oncologist.



23 comments:

Ann@A Sentimental Life said...

I am so sorry you have had to go through this. Glad your starting to feel like yourself...shopping is always great therapy!

Twyla and Lindsey said...

I'm so glad to hear you are feeling better, Diane! Thank you for the good advice. We all do need to listen and know our bodies. Praying for your continued recovery! Twyla

HollyC said...

It is so good to hear from you! So glad that you are doing better. What a beautiful set of dolls you found! It is always a happy day when treasures find you! Have a wonderful night, Holly

Lorena Wheeler said...

Diane,
Happy birthday!! Mine was Thursday so we share a great birthday month!!!

I have just recently seen/read heard of your dealing with this type of cancer. You have been in my prayers. What an inspiration to other bloggers you are by sharing your journey. Although i wasnt yet diagnosed with any cancer I had to have a radical hysto due years of PCOD and endimetriosis along with being a DDS drug baby that put me at high risk of cervical cancer over 15 years ago at 39. By the time i knew things were bad i had dealt with years of painful cycles, cycst breaking and basically gluing my inner body organs together. Although my surgery had complications, i never regret having it all taken out and have been an advocate to other women dealing with those type of ailments when i can share or help. Just be sure you listen to your body and rest, that type of surgery can take at least 6 months to really begin to fully feel yourself again

Love how you are looking this head on and i know you will empower and hopefully help save others lives too!!

Love and hugs, Lorena

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

So glad you're starting to feel yourself again, Diane!

Happy birthday month!

Patti said...

Oh, your sweet dollies are just so cute! I am so glad you are happy and doing well. Blessings, Patti

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Welcome back, Diane! I'm so glad to hear that you've made it through a difficult surgery and recovery and you're feeling more like yourself. I wish you a happy and healthy birthday this month. :)

Vickie

*Great finds! I found one of those small dolls at a flea market this summer. So sweet!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

So glad you are getting your groove back! I am sure it will get better and better. Happy birthday month!

Carol

Margaret said...

I had no idea you were going thru this but I pray for good health for you and glad you are feeling well! Maggie

harriette said...

So happy to hear your feeling better and what a good way to celebrate that with some good hunting! Happy Birthday

Cindy said...

I'm so glad to hear that you are doing better! What an awful ordeal to go through. I had cervical cancer in my early 30's and am very vigilant about my health. About 6 years ago I had a biopsy done because of irregular bleeding. Thank goodness it was OK, but better to act on these problems. So glad you did!

Laurie said...

Happy Birthday Diane! Glad to hear you are feeling well enough to look for treasures! And thanks for the info on uterine cancer, you never know who it might help! xoxxo :)

GardenOfDaisies said...

Those are such sweet little dolls! Glad to hear that you are starting to heal, and feel well enough to get out for a little bit. Take care.

Gail Thayer said...

I'm so glad you're feeling better and found some lovelies!
Speaking of lovelies, that's how you look in your last photo.......best of health to you!!

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

You look great in the photo and I see some pink hair :) Too cute!
Happy that you went out hunting for treasures!
Good way to celebrate your up coming birthday!
Continued healing my friend!
Warmly,
deb

acorn hollow said...

keeping you in my prayers so glad you are finally feeling like your old self. happy birthday month.
Cathy

Carly said...

Hi Diane,
Thank you for sharing, I'm very sorry to hear your news.I pray things continue on the positive path for you. I am a proud cancer surviver. Many prayers for you Diane. I'm happy to hear you felt like a little thrifting today and what a lovely thrift it was!
Please take care and have a lovely week!
xoxo Carly

Sarah said...

Glad to hear you are starting to feel better. When my mom had breast cancer I remember her feeling the same way. Things will get back on track when you are ready, you aren't on a time schedule. Thank you for sharing your story and bringing awareness. BTW I really love your sassy New hair cut and the little bit of pink peeking through! Xoxo, Sarah

Jean Knee said...

Oh Diane, it's wonderful to see you up and around and-best of all, thrifting. you are awesome

Sandy C said...

Gosh Diane, I'm sorry to hear about what you're going through! Hang in there! Your dolls are adorable!

Sandy xox

NanE said...

I'm so sorry you are going through all of this but happy you felt well enough to go on a little treasure hunt, Heaven knows you deserve a little ray of sunshine! Those little dollies look like just the right dose of sweet medicine. Sending hugs and prayers your way, Nan

Curtains in My Tree said...

Happy Birthday this month

and glad you feel like going to yard sales again

you know we all like seeing your finds

Laura Adams said...

Thank you for this post and sharing the information. I know cancer is a hard thing to deal with. Bless you Diane.
((HUGS))
Laura