Happy Holidays

December 20, 2011 Updated Dec 20, 2011 at 1:36 PM EDT

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December 20, 2011 Updated Dec 20, 2011 at 1:36 PM EDT

Happy Holidays everyone! Can't believe it's this weekend! Our son Brett came home from college yesterday and although he's all grown now, it's still cool to see his eyes light up when he first saw the Christmas tree! Can't wait to catch up with him about this past semester at Pitt.
It sure has been an eventful year. It was this month a year ago that I was diagnosed with first breast cancer then thyroid cancer. WIth all that's happened, my hair is growing back and I'm all done with treatments. Now I will go for scans every 3-4 months to make sure there's nothing new. That's it! Isn't modern medicine miraculous? I was also blessed this year with many wonderful doctors, nurses and medical staff who I've come to know by first name. But perhaps my biggest blessing was all the prayers I received from all of you. I truly felt them and feel that all the good energy you sent my way is why I feel terrific today. So let's pay it forward and keep those good thoughts coming for others into the new year.
I promise I'll keep you posted..and as I say on the show..girls, give the gift of good health to yourself with a timely mammogram appointment. Have a wonderful New Year! Linda P.