Saturday, February 1, 2014

It's Been a Year...

Swimmer swims.
I remember that morning in late January...waking up early...saying a prayer as I awoke and keeping a prayer in my heart as we drove to the hospital.  One foot in front of the other.  I almost couldn't believe that I was doing this.  But I knew that this is what I wanted to do.  I remember the waiting room, and seeing the Time Magazine with Angelina Jolie's picture on the front sitting on the table next to me.  I remember visiting Dr. Reading and then Dr. Ferguson as I sat in my gown and cute hair net.  Dr. Ferguson making the marks on my chest...

Now a year later, the scary "what if", "how do I" and "who do I trust" questions are behind me and I am so grateful for kind strangers, now friends, who guided me and answered my questions.  Grateful for wonderful family and friends who watched my children, swept my floors and served me.  Grateful for wonderful, skilled physicians.  Grateful for a patient husband and family.

Today I swam laps and I felt great!  I remember wondering what it would feel like to be back to normal... it feels GREAT!