Good Times on CSN...Thanks (long post)
Just a recap...I was diagnosed with stage IIB breast cancer 6/2/2009. Lumpectomy performed 6/17/09. 7 nodes removed, the cancer had spread to 3. Returned to work half days 7/7/09, full-time to resume 7/20/09. Awaiting chemo,followed by radiation follow by hormone therapy. Don't know when chemo will start, having CT scan tomorrow.
I try to keep a positive attitude about life in general. I have had some dark days and nights in my life. I've always tried to find the positive message in the worst of situation.
My hope for my cancer experience and journey is that I can be an inspriation to someone else. It's not always about fighting the good fight. Just fighting is enough to get me through sometimes.
I am being as proactive as I ccan during this time before chemo starts...buying my popsicles...plastic flatware...evaluating medications I am currently taking...finding out about handling the diabetes, bipolar and PTSD along with the cancer treatments...riding my motorcycle while I can. I take my cluees from my friends here at CSN.
I've turned one room into a sick room. When I don't feel good that's where I will be (hopefully not much). There is a laptop in there so I can keep in touch. It is currently my get away room anyway...it's where I go to relax.
I am scared, but I try to put it all in perspective. I'm single, I live alone and I have to have chemo. I want people to be around, but not if it's only because they feel sorry for me. I'm blessed, I've been preparing and prepared for something like this most of my life. I do believe that the experiences of my life has taught me to never ever quit.
I scared mostly of the emotional aspects of things. I honestly feel like I will be able to deal with the physical pain. It's the emotional things that has brought me to my knees in the past.
Anyway as things progress I will be back here to laugh, cry, chat, pray, hug, kiss, get inspired and hopefully help someone else through their journey knowing that they have a friend and friends.
There's a saying that goes something like.."You don't know the worth of the anchor until you've felt the wrath of the storm. I'm ready for my storm and look forward to the anchor.
Love you all
Why are women wearing perfumes that smell like flowers?
Men don't like flowers.
I've been wearing a great scent.
It's called New CAr Interior.
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