Wednesday, August 18, 2010

One Year Ago Today...

One year ago today, I didn't know how long I would have with my children. One year ago today, I was exhausted. One year ago today, my skin was burnt and bloody that I thought scarring was immanent. One year ago today, I had my last radiation treatment. It feels like it was just yesterday, but at the same time it also feels like years ago. It was a very hard ride last year and I just wanted to say thank you.

So many of you helped me through my fight (if you knew it or not), whether it be through love, support, comments, commiseration, humor, a smile, or just a plain reality check.

Today I am cancer free. Today I feel better than I have in at least 10 years. Today, I am a survivor, a warrior. But I could not have done it without the support of all of you. So from the bottom of my heart...

Thank you,


  1. You made me cry. I love you, LJ. So incredibly proud of the strength and grace that you have shown through the biggest fight of your life. You are simply amazing. Rock on, girlfriend. Rock on.

  2. Laurie Jo, your courage has made me see again so clearly the strength that runs through our family. Thank You, Xena my Warrior Woman.

  3. I am so proud to call you friend! You are a true hero and your daughters are so lucky that they have you as a mom.

  4. You are a wonderful couragous woman! Thank you for sharing your journey w/ us! Congratulations on your year! You definitely are a survivor!!