Hello ladies, I am the same as Naz, I think of it from when I was diagnosed, and what is October- Breast awareness month, as if i need reminding, and what is happening at the hospital the day i go for my mammogram(Oct17) a charity fund raising event as well.- cskes, and balloons, and Teds Big day out-- they sure know how to remind me. but i will just take my teddy bear with me to meet all the others. and support them all. O and maybe even wear the t-shirt.
Take Care everyone. and sending warm Huggles , Jenny.
I asked my onc this once - he said it went from surgery, as this is the day the cancer is removed. Until surgery you cannot say you are cancer free. This is fine is you have surgery first as the surgery is not that long after diagnosis, but if you have chemo first I can see that you would probably want a different way of marking the anniversaries.
And I agree with NAZ that diagnosis day is the day your world changes. I find I have several anniversaries in my head - the day I found the lump, then the appointment at the breast clinic when they said there was definitely something wrong but they weren't sure what, the day I went back for the results when they confimed cancer, and then surgery. So there is a period of 4 weeks every year when I mentally go through all these anniversaries, never being quite sure which is the 'real' one!