I start to feel panicky. I'm sweating. And I have to calm myself again.
Why am I still in a funk? I got the results from my mammogram and ultrasound on Monday, and my surgeon evaluated them yesterday. There is no evidence of cancer. That's good news, right?? You'd think I'd be all happy and celebrating. Even the "mostly" part isn't that much of a glitch. That part is that … Continue reading (Mostly) Good News
I'm sharing a short post (more later when I'm not exhausted) and will cut to the chase here. . . . with the good news that the MRI today showed NO problems! What looked like cysts were indeed cysts. So I'm cancer-free at the 18 (plus almost two weeks) mark. None of us is assured … Continue reading The 18 Month Mark: Part 3
Yesterday was a day of seroma aspiration followed by mammogram followed by ultrasound. It was 18 months to the day after my breast cancer diagnosis and a check-up to see if everything is okay. And everything IS okay, I'm very happy to say! According to my doctors, the first two years after a cancer diagnosis … Continue reading The 18 Month Mark
If you were to choose a word for this year - a word to ponder and play with for a whole year - what would it be? Instead of a New Year's Resolution this year, I chose to follow the suggestion from Abbey of the Arts. The writer of this web site suggested following the … Continue reading A Word for 2013
I'm ending this year so tired, really tired, very tired, but in a lovely way. Not in the so-tired-and-weak way of February right after the end of chemo when I didn't have the energy to walk to the mailbox. No, a different tired. One that says I'm still not recovered from eight weeks of chemo … Continue reading Endings and births: Goodbye 2012, Welcome 2013
As many of you know, I went for my first post-breast-cancer-treatment mammogram yesterday. I was anxious on Sunday afternoon, but that feeling subsided as evening came on, and I actually slept well. Since I've had several mammograms, I know the drill. But I was worried about the soreness and tenderness I've been experiencing. And about … Continue reading Aspire to aspiration
When people ask, "How are you doing?" my answer is "Better and better!" Every single day I feel a bit better. What a contrast to three months ago when the last chemo was hitting me so hard. Or a month ago when I was having a seroma aspirated for the second time during my radiation … Continue reading Better and better