I officially started my cancer treatment on January 2nd. I am taking Tamoxifen (an estrogen blocker) everyday for the next 10 years. Because my cancer was low risk, I did not have to have chemo or any other invasive treatment. Also my cancer was hormone fed (estrogen and progesterone positive at 99 and 100%), tamoxifen… Continue reading Cancer Treatment and (almost) NO Side Effects.
This time last year I was going to get an MRI "just to double check" that cancer was not in my body. I had checkups every 6 months because of my mom's early diagnosis. Little did I know, a few days later I would get news that I never saw coming. I've learned a lot… Continue reading What I’ve learned this year.
Surgery is now a distant memory... well... kinda. I started back work on Tuesday, got the clear to go swimming and do more with John on Wednesday, and played my first tennis match since surgery on Thursday. This has been a great week! Getting to do my normal weekly activities now has made a huge… Continue reading Post surgery – 6 weeks-ish.
First of all, one of my room moms from when I taught kindergarten and who quickly became a friend sent me a Mastectomy Kit from Pinked Perspective (a really awesome non-profit) and it was AWESOME! I am so very thankful. It had everything that I really needed post surgery. The only thing it didn't have were… Continue reading My Cancer: Post-surgery Home List of Things You May Need