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Sunday, September 27, 2009

Run for Your Hills

Here is a picture of my artful bra.  I need to get some better ones but this will give you the idea.  It is currently up in the window of See Jane Run in downtown Boise.  The "clouds" say Hope and Dream.  I couldn't have done it without the help of my dear friend Felice!  Which is appropriate since she has been by my side through the tests, surgeries, chemo etc.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Update on tests

Last Friday I had my follow-up ultrasound. One of the cysts is continuing to grow so I have to have them drain and test the fluid to make sure it is benign. Sigh... It is next to my implant so going in with a needle is going to be a slow and tricky process.

Today I had my other biopsy to make sure I am not developing other "girl" problems or uterine cancer related to taking Tamoxifen. Sigh... It will be a week before I get those results.

All this along with my "artful bra project", LiveSTRONG, soccer etc has me feeling pretty run down. And I am going to be traveling a lot for work over the next few weeks. The bra is done now and I will post pictures soon. Right now I need to try to get some rest and recharge. I need energy, a really good workout or two and, of course, I need to get through these tests and know that everything is okay.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Test results and everything else

Boy the back to school and soccer rush has me going a million different directions!

My birthday was a week ago and even though it was mellow I welcomed the fact that I am 38. Forty is just around the corner and I am really okay with that. Of course I might make that my 39 birthday for the second time like my 99 year old grandma has done for 60 years!!! It is only a number and it will not determine how I feel.

I also had my lab tests this week and a meeting with my oncologist. Everything looks great but I still have to have a follow-up ultrasound on those little cysts next week. And now I have to have a biopsy at the gyno to make sure the Tamoxifen isn't causing any cancer cells in my uterus etc. Don't you just love being a girl!?! Better to be proactive though and make sure nothing abnormal is brewing anywhere.

So much more to post about but it will have to wait. I hope people are still reading as I haven't had many comments but I think you are still out there!!!