Author: Suzy Smith  |  Category: birthday

Today I turn 34. I was born on April 21st, 1975 in Niagara Falls, NY at Niagara Falls Memorial Medical Center. That is the hospital that my Father, my aunts and uncles, and my sisters were born in as well.

I have to say that while birthdays aren’t exciting as they were as a small child, this is the most grateful I have been to advance a year forward in age once I hit 21. After having kidney cancer last year, being told that I probably wouldn’t make it through the surgery, and if I did, I would have a huge risks of severe, deadly complications, then being told I had a terminal disease (fuck you Dr Rodriguez, you should not be practicing medicine but that’s a story for another day) getting to another birthday is a great feeling.

Back in September, October, November, as we were searching for a doctor to do my surgery and allow me a chance at beating renal cell carcinoma, I really didn’t think I would be here. I am grateful to be here writing this post, even though it is 2.30 in the morning and I should be asleep.

Have a great day.

11 Responses to “34”

  1. cosmic Says:

    Happy, Happy Birthday!! I know the feeling. I’m sucking on oxygen 24/7 and taking more pills than I can count, but come June 17, I plan to see my 56th!!

  2. ana Says:

    Happy Birthday, Suzy!

  3. UberWench Says:

    Happy Birthday Suzy! I’m happy you’re here to share another birthday with me!

  4. Mary Ruth - the good one Says:

    Happy Birthday Sis!

  5. Anonymous Says:

    Have a great birthday! I know you are a great person…you share your birthday with 2 of my favorite nephews!

  6. Robyn Says:

    Happy birthday, Suzy!!!!

  7. bozoette Says:

    Happy birthday Suzy!!

  8. Anonymous Says:

    Happy Birthday HO !!!!! Another year under your belt. Drink 1 for me . Love Ya !

  9. Sasha Says:

    Happy birthday (again) Suzy!

  10. Anonymous Says:

    Happy Birthday, Suzy!


  11. Jennifer Says:

    Happy late birthday! Glad you made it to this one!