Hello all my dear friends and family. Last Thursday and Friday were big days for me at the cancer center but I made it through. I had a cardial ultrasound, a port placement, a bone scan and a cat scan all in two days. At the end of the day on Friday we met with the doctor and I was given good results from all the tests. And, the cancer is confined to the mass in the breast and two nodes only. Yea!
Chemotherapy starts Thursday. Ugh...the dreaded chemo.
I'm not sure I'm ready for this. Chemo will be scheduled every 2 weeks for 16 weeks. All of the side effects are weighing heavy on my mind right now, so I'm trying really hard to focus on other things, good things.
After the chemo is finished, then will come surgery, and after surgery I will have 6 weeks of radiation.
A bit overwhelming. It's like a whole year of my life is being taken away from me.
......I am focusing on the beautiful sunshine today and letting the warmth feed my heart and soul. It's amazing how the sunshine is like medicine for me.....lifting my spirits and healing my body. Makes me forget about everything bad! Just spending time in the garden helps a lot. The bumblebees are buzzing and the flowers are starting to bloom, and Otis and Riley are always by my side.
I am having good days and bad days, happy days sad days and that's just the way it will be for awhile.
In about 3 weeks I will lose my hair. Not too happy about that. I already cut my hair short and was fitted for a wig. It's funny, the first wig I tried on I looked like Dolly Parton. Ha! I finally found one more suitable and maybe I'll even show you later.
Thank you for all of your prayers and kind words. Think of me as I take this a day at a time.