And what a 2 years it has been. I’ve completed all of my surgeries, and now I’m just taking care of myself… or at least trying to. I have lost 30 pounds, and go to the gym as often as I can. I’m eating right, most of the time, and since I was laid off from my job, I’ve taken the past year to rest and relax. Well, I say that. I’ve been at home with a 2 year old for the past year. There really hasn’t been a heck of a lot of resting going on.
I will say that I am quickly forgetting all I went through 2 years ago. I vaguely remember the chemo and radiation. It seems more like a dream than a reality. My scars are even fading. I found a picture of myself sans hair, and I just can’t wrap my head around the fact that was me.
There are only 3 things that help me remember that I was ever sick. 1) I have to take a pill every day. 2) I have 4 doctors that I have to see on a regular basis. 3) I have the worst hot flashes! (the chemo threw me into early menopause).
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To anyone reading this who may be going through cancer or know someone who is, it gets better. Don’t dwell on the happening now. Keep a positive attitude. Once it is all over, you will be a new person… just slightly damaged.
Stay positive and keep your sense of humor!