Tag Archives: hope

My, How Time Flies…

It’s almost over. There is one treatment left to go. There will still be a few more months of cancer related tests and appointments, of course. And the port will have to be flushed every six weeks until they decide … Continue reading

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One Year Later…

It has been a year since my OB/GYN found the lump in my breast during a routine breast exam while I was in for my annual gynecological exam. Actually, it was a year on June 16th, but I went back … Continue reading

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Simple Truths…

Life is not the way it’s supposed to be. It’s the way it is. The way you cope with it is what makes the difference. This was the opening line of an email forwarded to me by a couple of … Continue reading

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GOOD News/BAD News/NO News

GOOD News: I got the results from my BRAC Analysis (which is actually a test of the BRCA 1 and BRCA 2 genes) and they were negative. Specifically, no mutation was found. This is very GOOD news! It means that … Continue reading

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Patience…

I am not a particularly patient person. (And before anyone suggests it, I am far too smart to actually ask the Lord to help me learn to be patient. Not gonna fall for THAT one! LOL) Having cancer pretty much … Continue reading

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Signs of Radiation Exposure…

Well, I’m into my third week of radiation treatments. As I was laying there today listening to the machine buzzing while it zapped me, I couldn’t help thinking about Japan and it’s nuclear situation. If the worst were to happen … Continue reading

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Hilarity as Therapy…

My therapist says my sense of humor is a big part of what helps me get through the stress of having cancer. (Not to leave God out here, because we both also recognize and acknowledge that He is my ultimate … Continue reading

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That Still Small Voice…

First off, I meant to get this written and posted last night, but I was just too exhausted to do it. The steroids I had to start taking day before yesterday just would not let me sleep at all Tuesday … Continue reading

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Sinus Issues, Thanksgiving Dinner, and Other Miscellanies…

Well, I seem to be over my infection issues. Praise the Lord! I have a bit of a sinus cold, though, which is unpleasant, but doesn’t seem to be getting any worse. I always tell Mark that there’s a fine … Continue reading

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Please Just Let Me Sleep!

You know, all the research I did indicated that the Adriamycin/Cytoxin portion of my chemo would be the worst part. The Taxotere & Herceptin aren’t supposed to be as tough. So, when that 4th and final A/C treatment came and … Continue reading

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No, I’m Not Crying…

One of the really lovely things about cancer and the chemo that comes with it is all those wonderful side effects. They warn you about some of them. The obvious stuff, like hair loss and potential nausea and/or vomiting, and … Continue reading

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Count Your Blessings!

Woke up so thankful this morning. I’ve been feeling bad since Thursday night. I thought it was a cold at first, because I had a sore throat and my chest hurt like it was full of congestion. So I took … Continue reading

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