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Aug 23, 2021 01:11PM
Aug 23, 2021 01:18PM
Yes!! Bring on Autumn and Jen's red tree. These hot flashes are r i d i c u l o u s. From hot.. to cold.. really gets old! They wake me up at night. I'm sorry everyone else is going through this too but it is comforting to know I'm not alone.
Hey Jen, Happy 22nd Anniversary!!
I"m so glad you had a happy day! xoxo to infinity. Your day at the beach sounded wonderful, especially the candy store, probably because that is forbidden fruit for me right now. I am picturing one of those Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factories with the hungover looking bear in the chair outside, just the lovely Maine version. I love Maine, visited Bar Harbor once.
And Jen.... that text message. I'm sure she meant well, but...
Hi Calinana, congratulations on having 9 rads out of the way! I think you'll be finishing a few days before me so I'll be thinking of you as you continue. I'm glad you're here with us.
Michele, I forgot to tell you, I loved your photo of driving on the coast. Those skies were dark and beautiful. And your spring cleaning bug was contagious! Today I finally felt inspired put together this light grey file cabinet. Until I opened the box. It has been sitting in our garage for seriously way too long because I knew it would be a bear to put together, and it was. There were like 100 tiny little pieces of wood in there. I'm surprised they didn't just ship me the tree and make me saw the wood down, too. Felt such a sense of accomplishment though when I was done, so I'm rewarding myself by lounging in my recliner watching the new Aurora Teagarden mystery on Hallmark Movie channel. I know... life around here is ultra exciting when I'm not radiating myself.
Ivy and Jasmine, I'll probably still be doing rads when you start and maybe even after you finish. I just glimpsed my calendar. I won't be done until the 21st, which I think is a few days after Calinana.
Ivy, what an understandable feeling to miss the comfort of a parent during all of this yucky stuff we are enduring. My mom has dementia and has no idea what I'm going through, so she can't be there for me as she once was. There is a sweet online group at my church called Cancer Companions where just a few of us are in treatment and the rest are survivors cheering us on. It's encouraging to know you can get super sick and become healthy again.
That reminds me of chemo brain fog you are describing. I feel badly because they didn't give me chemo and I don't know how bad it all was for you and how it can linger. I can't imagine losing my sense of taste like Jen has had to deal with. I know there are nutritional things and IV therapies that can help but for the life of me I can't remember right now what those are! I guess I need it, too.
The enchiladas were good, but next time I am adding way more cheese!
Grateful to Jesus, that His love finally broke through to me. "With one touch, You just rolled away the stone that held my heart," - Lyrics by Keith Green, " 7 weeks of Radiation including supraclavicular nodes.
12/2020, IDC, Stage IIB, 5/11 nodes, ER+/PR+, HER2-
12/19/2020 Tamoxifen pills (Nolvadex, Apo-Tamox, Tamofen, Tamone)
6/8/2021 Lumpectomy; Lymph node removal: Sentinel; Reconstruction (left)
8/3/2021 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes