And So it began

"ONCE UPON A TIME"....there came along this little lump...insignificant really when you compare it to the entire world of lumps. That is, right up to the point that it wasn't...insignificant I mean............... and so began my journey.

A NEWER SHADE OF I more then SURVIVE...I am learning to THRIVE...

OF COURSE... we all know things are bound to get a little crazy with a surprise around most every corner...not to mention an assortment of bumps and bruises along the way...but I am ever thankful for them all...they have all made me who I am. So buckle up, hold on tight and enjoy the ride thru what I lovingly refer to as LIFE

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Who woulda thunk we would get to this day...ESPECIALLY feeling as good as I do!?!?!
     I still feel mostly great...sure I have had a day or few of total exhaustion and a couple bouts of really bad nausea but I would have to honestly say 90% of the time I am feeling 95% great. You would know ...just my oncologist told me at the beginning that I would lose all my hair within the first we are treatment 4 (wk 8) and the only hair I have lost is in my nose and my bald head that I did myself as a preemtive strike not wanting to wake up to a huge hair ball on my pillow and to be do it on my terms.  So few things about this cancer are totally crazy and out of your control but this one was and it was really empowering.  Now however I am a smidge miffed cause maybe it would have stuck around too and I would have looked "unsick"...Argg!!!  I always forget I look different to other people and then I getting all those strangers with that giving me those "that poor woman" smiles and hellos with that look in their eyes.
     Then again looking sick has its upside....I have been known to work it when I need to...after all, you only get this once (with any luck) so use it if you need to...wink wink!!!
     I have to say when I had my treatment yesterday was the first time I had a real nasty swing of nausea when the last bag on my cocktail was was really strange and all of a sudden.  They were really good and gave me some other drug and watched me for  15 minutes to see if I needed more but the one shot did it.  I felt way better but really tired (another first) Nothing major I just needed to take it way easier....."gosh I do have breast cancer after all" (see how easily it can be slipped in anywhere...LOL