Saturday, March 23, 2013

Thank You

Thanks to everyone for your words of support and many prayers. I received good news last  week - all of my scans came back clear - the cancer has not spread anywhere else. Yay!!

Of course, my new headshots for work arrived today. Soon I won't have this head of hair. Oh, well. I'll adjust.

Chemo starts this Thursday. I'll have two different sessions of treatments over the next five months. Followed by surgery, then radiation. Whew.

Last Friday I went wig shopping with a good friend of mine. I became very emotional when I walked in the store, but everyone put me at ease. I couldn't get over how real wigs look these days! I also bought a pretty cotton scarf that will be perfect for warm summer days. I will definitely be donning that with a big straw hat at the pool this summer!

Happy Monday, friends. Have a wonderful day!

"For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."  Jeremiah 29:11

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Friday, March 15, 2013

The Latest

Hey, friends!

Sorry it's been a long time since I've checked in, but, well, there have been many changes in my life, to say the least.

I tend to be a very private person and I don't often share too much. But, given what I'm experiencing, and knowing that many others may be dealing with this, well, I may as well put it out there.

First of all, Hubby and I are no longer together. Our divorce was finalized last month. Yes, hard to believe. I now live in a new house and I'm starting over. Crazy, scary, weird.

These little guys are getting me through it:

Now, here's the kicker. And when I share this with you, I'm not asking for pity. I just want to tell you the truth. I learned the other day that I have breast cancer. If you recall from a few months ago, I had a scare after finding a lump in my breast, but the results were benign. Well, another one turned up during a follow-up visit and this time around I wasn't so lucky. So, I soon face chemo, mastectomy and radiation. Because of my age - 39 - they want to be aggressive and think the cancer I have will respond to this plan. Praying that will be the case.

So, that's why I haven't been posting much in the past few months and why I likely won't post frequently in the coming months. Again, I don't want for you to feel sorry for me. I am determined to beat this. I've joked with friends that I'm going to make cancer my bitch! Yeah, I said it! All I ask for are prayers and positive thoughts. It's going to be a tough journey, but I will make it through it and, God willing, come out better on the other side.

Have a wonderful weekend, friends! Hug your loved ones tight and tell them you love them. Live life to the fullest!

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