Wishing You All the Best for the Holidays

Wishing You All the Best for the Holidays

Hi All! I just finished my 30th radiation treatment, with only 4 more to go, and I'm feeling great! The skin where the treatments are focused is super tan but holding up really well (thank you Aloe Vera plant and Lavender oil!) It’s two days before Christmas and we are getting ready to close out this year shortly and wow, what a year it has been! My last radiation treatment is scheduled for January 31st and I promise you, I WILL BE CELEBRATING!

This year I have seen myself transform into who I have always desired to be. It’s been a wild ride, this breast cancer journey of mine, but through it all I feel wiser, stronger, happier, so loved and more alive than ever!...

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Radiation #21, Only 13 More to Go!

Radiation #21, Only 13 More to Go!

Hi All!  I'm so happy to say I am now more than halfway through with radiation, and I'm feeling great! The only thing that I notice is that I'm needing a little extra sleep. Otherwise, I'm kickin' butt! I am so excited to be on track with all of this. I have 13 more treatments as of today and if I don't miss a day I will be finished by the end of the year, which was my goal.

Great things are happening! My hair is growing in (not sure what color it is yet), my eyebrows are back and I have little tiny eyelashes sprouting. Of course, hair is growing back everywhere else as well, which means I have to shave again, but that's OK, I'll take it!

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Getting Zapped!

Getting Zapped!

Hi All! Today was radiation #3. That leaves 31 to go! So far so good. I'm still feeling great and loving life! 

I really like my Radiologist Oncologist and the sweet gals who do my treatments. Everyone in that office is super nice and they make me feel at home. Once again I feel blessed. 

Have you ever wondered what it's like to get radiation? Well, I sure did and now I know. The experience itself is quite simple and quick, takes only a few minutes. Of course I have to deal with a 40 minute drive each way, but the treatment itself is a piece of cake. Once I get there I just walk on back to "the room", strip off my upper half, get situated on the machine where my special pillow is waiting for me and then get zapped....

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The Next Step in Healing, Radiation

The Next Step in Healing, Radiation

Hi all. Yesterday I met with my newest doctor, my Radiologist Oncologist Dr. Huddleston. I really like him and can’t believe that I’m finally at this point, radiation. Here’s a quick recap of my journey:

1.     I had my yearly mammogram April 23, 2014. They found a mass and took a biopsy of it.

2.     I received a phone call on April 24, 2015 informing me it was cancer, 5 days before closing on our home in Tennessee and moving to Alabama, where we knew no one.

3.     We moved to Mobile, which was not where we wanted to be, into temporary corporate housing, which turned out to be a huge blessing! There we found an amazing group of doctors and nurses that I will be forever grateful for.

4.    I had my port implanted May 24, 2015....

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5 Steps That Changed My Perspective on Life

5 Steps That Changed My Perspective on Life

Hi All! It’s been a little over a week since my surgery and my incisions are healing well. I also feel pretty darn good! I have a follow up with my oncologist and then with my surgeon on Monday and I will find out then what my next step is. For now, it’s healing time!

As I begin this post I’m looking out our windows that open up to the Gulf of Mexico and see a vast sea of glistening water moving quickly from the east towards the west. It’s a beautiful 80-degree, sunny fall day and I feel blessed. I cannot put words to how peaceful and serene this moment is, but I feel overwhelmed with gratitude. Being here has really changed my life and has been extremely healing.

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Our Attitudes and Perspectives Are Everything!

Our Attitudes and Perspectives Are Everything!

Hi All! I'm through with chemo #4 and only have 2 more treatments to go. Woohoo! All of the good thoughts and prayers people have been saying for me are working because I feel fantastic! Yes, chemo #4 by far felt the worst but my bounce back this time was so much quicker than the others and my energy level has gotten much better. I spend more time these days listening to my body and less time listening to distractions which are guiding me in the right direction, towards health and wellness!,,,

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