Monday, April 23, 2012


I got my first tattoo a month after I finished treatment for breast cancer.  Something I had secretly wanted to do most of my life...It was the first item on my life list.  I got 2 more when I had my 5 year anniversary.

Ten years ago this week, I finished up my treatment and tonight I got my 10 year ink.  The phoenix is a symbol for rebirth, so I thought it fitting to be the subject for this milestone.  I am, after all, a somewhat different person today than I was back when this journey began.

Yeh...yeh...yeh....I know...I have to live with for the rest of my life....but hey....I've already lived a good portion of the rest of my life...


  1. such a powerful symbol. and so perfect. But not the tat we talked about a couple of years ago.

  2. AMAZING FRIEND!!! I AM proud to call you friend!! Love JoAnn