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    Today is a day I never thought I'd get to celebrate. Today I am officially 10 years Ovarian Cancer Free! The past 10 years have been a rollercoaster ride for me but I had a lot of great people who took the ride right along with me, to support me and be there for me. So I want to take some time to say thank you to those who have shown me that I haven't been alone these past 10 years. First I have to thank my family, especially my Mom Lois Englehart and my brother Greg Englehart who have seen me at my best and at my worst in dealing with this monster known as cancer. They've been there to help me when I don't feel well, to support me when I need help, and love me no matter what. Second I want to thank my former coworkers who were there when I was first diagnosed and helped me so I was able to continue to work, at least for a short while, so my life seemed as normal as possible. Third I want to thank a very special friend who has been a source of guidance, support, advice, and a kick in the pants when I've needed it. Carol Notermann, you have truly been a gift from the Heavens above to me and I'm so grateful that you have helped me through everything these past 10 years. You showed me that I am stronger then any disease and all I have to do is stay positive and strong and I can beat this beast. Fourth I want to thank my friends, both from my childhood and college years and new ones, especially my Sisterhood of Ovarian Cancer Survivors and my horse racing friends who are part of Mike's Angels, who have encouraged me and helped me find ways to enjoy life. Last, but certainly not least, I want to thank the man that saved my life, Dr. William Bradford. It was 24 years ago that I switched doctors and started going to Dr. Bradford for care. I never imagined then just how important this man would become to me. Besides being my doctor, he has been a dear friend who has given me a shoulder to cry on, a sounding board for me to talk, and someone that I can rely on that never lets me forget that I'm never alone in living my life with cancer. He has constantly reminded me that he's only a phone call away should I need help or someone to talk to when I feel the walls closing in on me. I can remember March 4, 2008 like it was yesterday but the one thing I promised myself that day is that I will never take life or the people that matter most to me for granted. There have been times when things have gotten tough and days when I have been somewhat moody but underneath all that, I know that I have been given a gift, the gift of life. ❤️

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      BuckeyeShelby

      Woo hoo!! Happy Day! I hope you celebrate, as you deserve it!

      about 1 month ago
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      bigjan

      Great news, congratulations!

      about 1 month ago
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      Jannette

      Congrats! Here's to 10 more years!

      about 1 month ago
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