Wednesday, April 29, 2009
I HATE cancer; I absolutely detest even hearing that word these days! I am learning to do things at the moment - when they're on my mind - instead of waiting. Last night I was thinking about one of my mom's sisters so I just picked up the phone and called her. I knew she was waiting to hear results of a recent MRI done on her breast. Aunt Lois was diagnosed with breast cancer in the last couple of years and underwent surgery just over a year ago. She got the news last night....and it's NOT good....the cancer has returned. Please keep her in your prayers. I'd really appreciate that.
So let me just mention a few things to you. Please, please, please - for the sake of you and your loved ones - DO YOUR MONTHLY SELF-BREAST EXAMS! DO NOT put it off if you think you should see the doctor. DO NOT pass it off as nothing. It just might save your life! Also, consider getting involved with your local "Relay For Life" event. (I am unable to participate this year as I'm still undergoing treatment and just don't feel like I have the endurance but I'm going to in the future.)
Day #3 of radiation today. Everything is going along just fine. I am finding the most difficult thing for me is to lay absolutely still during my treatment. Seems like THAT is the time when the bridge of your nose itches or your eyes are watering or you feel like you've got to move your feet! One of the solutions was to have them use a band to keep my feet together and it seems to help.
How is YOUR week going?