My former rugby team in WI, the amazing women of Scylla. Love these women! Love this sport 💙🏉💙. They were by my side in 2014 helping me with transportation to treatment, food, and emotional support. Now I've moved away and they still show their support. This is from practice last night. If you live on MKE, check out one of their home games this Fall. #scyllastrong #scylla #rugby
4 Years ago I lost my mom, Sharon Satterfeld. Not a day goes by that I don't miss her. This year was an especially difficult day, as I'm now fighting the same disease that took her. Today was a day of emotional rollercoasters, thanksfully improving throughout the day. It was a long day. It was an exhausting day. It's a day I'm thankful is in the past Here's some thoughts from throughout the days ...
Early in the day
As many of you know, I am an upbeat person who takes challenges head-on with a positive attitude. Today, I believe I've reached a new low of emotion. I have been crying for the last two hours (on a plane and in the airport) and it seems to be getting worse, not better. I lost my mom 4 yrs ago today, to breast cancer. Every day/year since we lost has been hard. No day has been harder than today. I've been a breast cancer survivor since 2012, but this year it's different. This time I am battling the disease that took my mom and unless there is significant advancement in medicine soon, will take me. I hate this disease! It has impacted so many women in my family and life. Please take a moment today and be thankful for what you have. Tell the people in your life how important they are to you. Find love not hate in others different from you. In the meantime, I'm going to listen to my new life anthem, Katy Perry's "Rise", until I can get my positive spirit restored. #fucancer #lifeisshort #lovenothate
Later in the day
Thank you all for the kind words and support today. My day turned up when I boarded the plane to Seattle and was greeted by the flight attendant "welcome back". She was my flight attendant last Th when I flew Seattle to Chicago. As some may know, I like to chat up the flight attendants. Today marked a new high ... they asked how I was when I was crying, brought me tissues and before landing brought me a full bottle of wine (normal size, not airplane size) to take home and enjoy with Heather. Then Heather picked me up at the airport with flowers (my mom's favorite, Irises). Then we went to our local Mexican restaurant and celebrated my mom with margaritas and Mexican food (both her favorites). We also shared a cross-country toast with my siblings doing the same. Now I'm home relaxing with my girls and enjoying a lovely Seattle evening. Thanks for all of the support everyone!!! You are all so appreciated and I feel so loved. I'm already rising back up in strength. #livelifetothefullest #love #seattleishome #katyperry #rise
Had a great weekend in Door County celebrating the wedding of our friends Alyson and Eric. Here's some fun I had playing dress up with component of the table decorations. LOL =)