Here it is, the end of 2010. I thought this was going to be "my year". I have a great job, the best friends in the world, and I was enjoying life.
Then, I found that one lump. I cannot say enough how important it is for every woman out there to do your self breast exams and to have your mammograms. Thank God I did all three and have since had a double mastectomy and will soon start chemotherapy then complete with radiation therapy.
I cannot say thank you to all of my friends and family for standing beside me in this tough time. Thanks just doesn't seem like enough.
I went to the doctor today and had my expanders filled again. My best friend took me to the doctor and asked if when I went in, did I say "filler up"? All any of us could do is laugh. She gave me a belated Christmas card today that says on the front cover "All I want for Christmas is my two front teats". Only Pam.
My friend, Frank, came over for a vist today, too. It was great to catch up with him and hear him regale us with stories of his mother. All we could do was laugh! Thanks Frank, I needed that!
I will be starting chemo on Jan 10 and will be having adriamycin and cytoxan for the first 4 cycles, which will be every 2 weeks, then I will start weekly therapy with Taxol for 12 weeks. I will then have external beam radiation therapy after that to make sure all those damn cancer cells are dead, dead, dead! Then we can talk finishing reconstruction!
For all of those following this, thanks for your time. Thanks for the prayers. Thank you, thank you, thank you. I wish nothing but the best for the coming year for you and your families.
2011 is going to be MY YEAR!!!!!!
Love to all and FEEL YOUR BOOBIES,