When I went to the doctor a year and a half ago, complaining of ankle pain, I told her that my goal was to get back to my hiking group…and thirty five miles a week of walking/hiking.

That started an adventure in which I was diagnosed with bilateral Achilles tendinoses, Breast Cancer, subsequently had a double mastectomy, chemotherapy, radiation, and wore immobilization boots for the better part of a year. Now I’m a proud member of the Survivorship Club.

On Tuesday I reached my goal, and let me tell you, I was more than a little teary when I pulled in to the parking lot at the Trailhead.

I hiked the easy three mile path, chatting with the other members and catching up with what had been going on in their lives.

It was as if I hadn’t missed a beat.

I’m deeply grateful for this group and their gracious welcome back to the fold.




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