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Saturday, July 4, 2015

An Update

So a few weeks ago I shared that what I am doing this summer is fighting breast cancer! I wanted to update you guys on how it's going. I had my surgery this past Thursday. They removed the lump, 2 lymph nodes and put in a port for chemotherapy. Everything went really well-I love my surgeon! Family members were giving me a hard time for going with my usual one when I could have gone to a specialist-but he is so passionate about what he does. He had 6 surgeries before me and was like "I'm so blessed that I get to help people". The pain has been pretty minimal which I am thankful for, but I still can't do too much yet because it pretty much affects my whole upper body-- which is pretty boring! My poor puppy Ruby has been so good, even without her usual walks in the park. She has been a good nurse although I think she thinks her bones have medicinal value, she keeps bringing them to me! :)



The next step will be chemo, which will be once every 3 weeks for 6 administrations. So basically 18 weeks from now I'll be done with that. Then comes the radiation treatments. 7 weeks of going EVERY weekday! My principal is going to explode as we try to calculate how to do that. Luckily it's only a half hour each day so maybe I can just come in a little bit late-I guess we'll figure something out. And after that I will be done and officially will be a survivor!



Thank you so much for your kind words, support and prayers. It means so much to me!


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  1. A survivor in more ways than one! Thank you for the update. ((((Hugs)))) to you and sweet Ruby too. Debra

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  2. I'll continue to pray. You've got this friend!

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  3. I'm glad to get this update. You are being so upbeat and positive, and that can only help you to recover more quickly. I will continue to keep you in my thoughts and prayers. Hang in there!

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  4. Thanks for letting us all know how you are doing. I will continue to pray for you in the coming weeks. I appreciate your candor. You are an inspiration!

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    1. You know I was reading an article about how much more stress it causes trying to keep things like this secret-don't need any extra stress! :) Thanks Sue!

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  5. What!?! I didn't know you were going through this! Sending you big hugs and tons of positive vibes your way for a total recovery.
    xo

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    1. Thank you Barbara! Need all the positive vibes I can get! :)

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  6. Ruby looks like a pretty good nurse! And your doctor sounds awesome! That is definitely a huge plus.

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