This blog is about the journey Patty and I experienced. It wasn’t a journey of choice, but we’ve learned it was a journey that will, and already has, changed our lives forever. So far, this journey has “tested” our strength and character more than any test or trial that we’ve ever faced. It hasn’t been easy in the least, but our love and committment to each other (as well as Patty’s feisty spirit!) has pulled us through. We know there will be many days ahead of us that will continue to test us, but we’re ready to take this monster head on!
It’s really ironic how life can throw things in your path just when you least expect it. Cancer just happened to be our “bump in the road!” (It’s much more than a bump, but you get my gist!) Things were going so well for the two of us. Patty had just retired only 3 months before she discovered that “suspicious lump.” We had just moved back to San Diego and were excited about house hunting. Both of our daughters had announced they were pregnant! Life couldn’t get any better. Suddenly, our lives were turned upside down in ways that we could have never imagined!
We’ve received so much support from friends, family, breast cancer survivors and countless people that we’ve never met that it’s really overwhelming and humbling! If you haven’t read any of these yet and care to start from the beginning, go all the way back to August 3, 2010 for my first post.
I created this blog to keep you up to date as we continue to fight this beast!