This breast cancer journey has been full of the unexpected. The latest is cellulitis, which has postponed until next Thursday the chemo treatment that I was to have yesterday. That postponement pushes everything back a week, so this journey of treatments will end a week later. I'm pleased to say that I'm not upset about … Continue reading Wearing away rough edges
I'm sitting around a lot, aching - but enjoying the holiday season. The word "holiday" came from Holy Day, which is what holidays are. Just looking at Facebook posts, I see that family and friends are taking precedence in busy (often too busy) lives, and that is indeed holy. Karla flies in on Sunday afternoon, … Continue reading Holidays, holy days
The second round of chemo is Taxotere, and though the first couple of days were much easier than the previous chemo, Day 3 is a tough one. I feel as if I have the flu. Achy joints, headache, general malaise. But at least I'm not nauseated. It's just what I've been saying all along - … Continue reading Day 3, Round 2 chemo. Ugh.
Today was my visit with my medical oncologist and setting up the next round of chemo, which will start Thursday (the day that is, by the way, my sister's 50th birthday). He told me I could have chemo today, but I wasn't prepared for that. I want a couple more days to enjoy, plus I … Continue reading And the journey continues with Chemo Round #2
Although I expected to see the surgeon and get results tomorrow, the pathology report came today - with good news! The nodes are clear and the margins around the tumor area have all normal tissue. And the surgeon says I'm healing well from the surgery. I'm so grateful for the good news. I'm sure that … Continue reading Clear nodes and margins – yay!
Today is my 53rd birthday, which makes me think of the passage of time and how my perceptions have changed. At my last birthday, I had no idea I'd have breast cancer and would be having surgery the day before my next birthday. But that's what life has brought me. I'm learning not to try … Continue reading Birthday postsurgery