Monthly Archives: December 2019

My Support System

Mood: Grateful 🙂

Every cancer patient needs a good support system. I am very blessed to have many different moving parts to mine, and I feel that it is time to give them credit in not only helping me through my journey, but also being a constant in my life since I had the difficult task of telling them about my breast cancer.

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Reality of Chemotherapy

Mood: Sad 😫

I know I have written about the side effects I experienced while going through chemotherapy treatments and the after effects, so I won’t go into the details about all of that again. You can read that entry here if you haven’t read it.

This is a hard entry for me to write, to show you a part of me that breast cancer and chemotherapy have taken from me. Anyone that knows me well, knows that I take pride in my appearance. I knew from the beginning that I would lose my hair, so I bought a few wigs early on in my journey and I promised myself that I would not go to a doctor’s appointment or out in public without a wig and at least some makeup on. I didn’t want people seeing me and feeling sorry for me, and I still don’t.

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Radiation Oncologist Appointment

Mood: Frustrated 😕

Last Monday I saw my Radiation Oncologist after my treatment. From now moving forward, I will see her every Monday so she can see how I am doing with my treatments. It will also give me the chance to chat with her and tell her about any concerns I have.

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“What I Wish People Would Stop Telling Me About Breast Cancer”

I found this article earlier today and some of it rings true in my case but some of it doesn’t. Either way, I know that people mean well and that this is a very uncomfortable subject normally, let alone when someone you know and love is going through this terrible journey. I have people that I wish I would hear from, but have not, and while it is painful for them to stay silent, I understand and I forgive them…..I just hope that they do not have regrets later. I don’t want any of my family or friends taking this article personally either….trust me, if you have said something that upset me, I let you know immediately, so if you don’t remember having that kind of conversation with me, don’t worry about it. 💕

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A Year Ago Today

Mood: Thoughtful 😔

A few pictures from a year ago today….I smile as I look at them because the Christmas party was so much fun, but I am also sad. Little did I know that I was already sick, that I most likely already had breast cancer and that I would find the first tumor in my breast during a self exam about a month later.

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