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!