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Mar 7, 2017 08:40AM
Hi Mini, Meadow, Scwilly, Jcpriest,. mara, aramantha and all others.
Mini my husband has completely recovered from that horrific scare. It shows how quickly life can change. He has no side effects except for a sensitive throat. 6 days on a ventilator.
I'm hobbling along. One of my knees is now bone on bone, I can't do a knee replacement this year. I just want a year of peace. The pain is manageable with steroid shots. Hoping I can hold out. As for my stroke symptoms, some are getting better. Others are the same. I believe my mobility has been affected by the stroke and knee combined. I'm in physical therapy. Doing pool therapy as well.
Interesting how when I first learned I had BC and inflammatory, I thought of impending death. This thread and others has shown that even if it progresses we still have hope to live. Or in the case of my husband I have learned that we all are a millisecond away from a life ending event, just with BC we are more aware.
As you can see, at his bedside in ICU i did a lot of thinking and soul searching.
Forgive my rant, and musings. Don't know what I would do without this outlet. No one else really understands. They try but can't. As a good friend and fellow Bc friend told me: Be grateful for those that try.
ok, i'll stop now. I will do my share in keeping this thread going. It was my lifeline (the old thread too), when I first started this horrid journey
Good thing: I am again writing short stories. I've been published in magazines like Readers Digest, Redbook, Goodhouskeeping etc. I have offers again through my agent for me to start again. I have several going in my head at one time. I've been doing this since the early 80's. It was very lucrative in print magazines during the 80's and 90's. I stopped about 15 years ago. Like most writers I have lots of material lying around. Now with my 'new normal' I have more material.
The glass is half full. Do not live life looking in the rear view mirror. Can't go forward that way
12/24/2015, IDC/IBC, Left, 6cm+, Stage IIIB, Grade 1, 2/19 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2-
1/10/2016 AC + T (Taxol)
5/23/2016 Mastectomy: Left, Right
6/21/2016 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes, Chest wall
Mastectomy: Left, Right