I really don't usually go a week without blogging something. My goal is to post several times a week-even in the summer. I have had a very interesting past few weeks and have not been inspired to post anything (I haven't even been reading!). You see, 2 weeks before the end of the school year I found a lump in my breast. My first official day of summer vacation was spent in 4 hours of imaging-mammograms, ultrasounds and then finally the biopsy. I had to wait over a week for the test results and they came back as Stage 2 cancer. So then it was follow-up appointments, meeting an oncologist. I'm not sure yet if it will be a lumpectomy or a mastectomy (honestly it doesn't make a difference to me except the recovery time is harder for the latter). But I will be having surgery again in the next few weeks, followed by chemo and radiation.
The good news is I am very grateful that I found it and found it early. I am also glad that somehow the fates saw fit to have it happen during the summer. It would be really hard to schedule all these appointments during the school year. I am a pretty private person and really debated on whether or not to share. I don't know how parents will feel about a "sick" teacher working with their kiddos and I especially dread when it gets back to the students-because it will. However, I thought the benefit of extra support would be worth it. I also think that although we all know about cancer and even probably have known people who fought it, it's a good reminder to get those regular mammograms when it happens to someone we know!
So I'll keep you guys posted and hopefully will be inspired again to post something educational again soon.