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Sep 8, 2018 12:44AM
Sep 8, 2018 12:48AM
Hi violalia, and everyone else from the last two years...are we all present and accounted for? It's quite ironic to hear from you just now; my husband told me getting back into therapy would be a good idea or at least talking to all of you again. And just like a friend who's come calling on the invalid for tea and a chat, well here you are, magically appearing. My first mammogram On my well boob(so far) is scheduled for mid October and already I'm having little panic attacks. Make that medium.
Good news is that I have hair!! Happy Dance!!! I have very curly hair, but it's hair and it's definitely growing. It's been trimmed, keratined, colored and it did t fall out so that's a plus I guess.
Also good is that I walk 17 times around my pool deck to equal a mile. The tough part is that I walk 17 times around my pool deck.
We're eating much much better. Weight watchers, one bottle of wine per week instead of per day, no red meat, counting those little bugger points, getting creative (read desperate) and finally at the end of 11 days I'm down a whopping 4 lbs. whoop de doo...
Seriously, it's the panicked thoughts that that just might be the best I will have had for a while and there's another year of booby and body torture in my future.
Lots of yes or no decisions to be made.
And I see I cant get rid of that dumb graphic up above, whatever it is. Wait...it’s gone!!
Please let's start this thread again? Pick up where we left off over the summer? Aside from continued and very slowly improving fatigue, I really don't have much going on. Yet. I take my letrozole daily, shooting for 11am-2pm spot, haven't missed one so far. I'm almost done with gabapentin - messes up my memory at work - not good. And will lean on the good old occasional Xanax and naproxen strictly as needed.
I'm sorry we didn't get together during summer but with the disgusting heat and humidity, no $$ to go anywhere and, worst of all, watching my best friend's husband lose his 6 week battle...it just didn't happen for us.
Stay tuned everyone?? Please??
And I sincerely hope you're all feeling well bodily, physically, emotionally, socially...family and friends and pets are plentiful. After this crappy journey we've just completed, life really should be pretty good from here on in...no??
Have a great weekend!
10/26/2016, ILC/IDC, Left, 1cm, Stage IIIB, Grade 1, 3/3 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2-
6/13/2017 Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Mastectomy: Left; Prophylactic mastectomy; Reconstruction (left): Free TRAM flap
9/8/2017 AC + T (Taxol)
2/5/2018 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall