Life & Upcoming Appointments

Mood: Hopeful 🙂

Sorry that I have been quite lately and not posting at all. I have been concentrating on resting, working and doing some soul searching since finishing radiation. I have been working on a blog entry about my recent thoughts, but it is taking me more time than expected, as it has not been easy to write.

I have also been doing some research before my follow-up appointment with my surgeon on Wednesday. I have quite a few questions for him so I want to make sure that I make the most of my time with him. The big question at hand is about having one last surgery on my chest. There are many factors to this question so I really can’t say anything more until I have my appointment and see what his advice is for me.

I had an appointment with my doctor this past Saturday, yes during our snow storm, and it was so great to see her! The last time I saw her was about 13 months ago after I had found the first tumor in my breast during a self exam. When she came into the exam room I gave her a big hug and thanked her for referring me to my surgeon. I let her know that I have absolutely no doubt that I am getting the best care from him and my other cancer doctors as well.

We chatted about everything I have been through in the past year and she let me know that she has been getting all of the notes from all three of my cancer doctors. My burn area on my collar bone is finally healing and looking better but because it is so close to my thyroid she decided to run a few tests specifically on my thyroid just to make sure that there is no damage from my radiation treatments. I should have the results back in another day or two. I will be following up with her in another three months as she is my main doctor for managing my diabetes.

So overall I am doing well…I have a lot on my mind these days, some of it is good and some of it is not so good, but I am making my way through the new status in my life of being a breast cancer survivor.