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Jan 21, 2014 06:24PM
It's a challenge to find articles that are uplifting and full of hope, especially in cancer research. Hopefully there will be more and more of them over the years.
It has taken me the last year to finally come to terms with the fact that no matter what I read, no matter who I talk with, no matter what goes on around me - I can't predict what my future will be. Before my dx I assumed I had a long life to live; I never would have guessed I'd have BC. Even now, I cannot tell you what tomorrow will bring, for any of us. It is a hard reality to acknowledge, but it is what it is. I know the risks of forgoing Tamoxifen, and eating ice cream; I acknowledge the benefit of giving up alcohol, and exercising as much as possible. I do the best I can with the information I have, and will never beat myself up should I have a recurrence.
My yoga teacher sent us off with this thought: Worry does not empty tomorrow of its sorrow; it empties today of its strength.
Please keep sharing your awesome research - I'm always up for a good read on a cold night!
"Be happy for this moment. This moment is your life." - Omar Khayyam
11/22/2011, IDC, Left, 1cm, Grade 2, ER+/PR-, HER2- (FISH)
12/5/2011 Lumpectomy: Left; Lymph node removal: Sentinel
1/19/2012 AC + T (Taxol)
6/12/2012 Whole-breast: Breast, Lymph nodes
1/27/2016, IDC, Left, 1cm, Grade 3, 0/4 nodes, ER-/PR-, HER2-
2/15/2016 Lumpectomy; Lymph node removal: Left
3/1/2016 Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide), Taxotere (docetaxel)
7/21/2016 Mastectomy: Left; Reconstruction (left): DIEP flap
1/31/2017, IDC, Stage IV, metastasized to bone