2016 has been rough.
I hear people sharing that sentiment in reference to the political craziness that has been this year and for sure, I agree. But that’s just been the icing on the cake for the rest of the HARD that this year has been in my world. 🙂 I don’t know that I’ve *ever before welcomed the coming of a new year with such jubilation! Read more
Almost 7 months since finishing chemo,
nearly 5 months since surgery,
and over a month since the last radiation.
It was after 8 pm the other night, and a snack sounded really good. Nothing unhealthy, necessarily, but something to munch on.
And in that moment, I remembered my plan and the “loss” seemed small compare to the great gain I was choosing.
TOMORROW IS THE LAST DAY OF RADIATION!
The deep sense of exultation and celebration and relief that I feel is seriously off the charts! I am so, so thankful.
Radiation has been a different beast than chemo for sure. Looking back over both, chemo was much more grueling physically: dark days of sludge and malaise and nausea and exhaustion and overwhelm. I often felt like I was in a tunnel, and the days passed slowly with the end seeming so far out of sight. Read more
I have been in a groove, moving through radiation every morning, then jumping in to the daily groove of juggling the many balls that is my life. I have been eyeing the end date of radiation, counting down, and thinking through next steps to finish out conventional treatment.
I decided to keep my appointment with my local oncologist last week, which typically precedes the next day’s infusion of herceptin Read more
“You’ll get really good at listening to your body.”
those words shared from the kind and gentle heart of my acupuncturist last spring, early in my journey, continue to echo in my mind.
And she was right.
I realized last week that I have greater clarity, greater certainty about my body Read more