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Currently, I am happy to say that my 6 month follow up went great. I did not get any scans since I am not experiencing any symptoms other than my shoulder pain that never fully went away. I did request blood work. My counts are still a little low, however my doc says it’s nothing to worry about. My hair is growing, eyelashes and eyebrows are back.
It has officially been 1 year since my diagnosis, I was diagnosed last August. As the weather starts to cool off now, it very much brings me back to the scariest and most unpredictable time of my life. Fall was my favorite season, and still is, however, it feels very different than ever before. This time last year was back to school time for my daughter and my first hospital stay for me. I missed her first day of school last year since I was in the hospital receiving my first cancer treatment, I was preparing to fight for my life, the biggest job I have ever been assigned. Good health isn’t something promised to us. It can change so fast and when you aren’t healthy and don’t feel well day after day after day, it’s hard to enjoy anything. You sit back and watch the world go round while yours seems to stand still. I remember being too weak to even push a cart through target on my own. I’d go in and turn right back around and go to my car feeling absolutely defeated. I can’t believe how much can change. But, no matter where we are in life or where we end up, there are some things that are consistent throughout….God, family, and a few good close friends; everything else comes and goes but these are the things you can always count on. Don’t take them for granted.