Here’s the rundown: I’m done with chemo, I said no to radiation, I have one last surgery coming up in March, I’ll be on Tamoxifen for the next five, maybe ten years. I’m feeling positive about the future. I’m working to lose the weight I gained during the chemo, so any advice, tips on that would be greatly appreciated. I’m doing my best to follow an anti-cancer diet. I’m praying that the next five years go by quickly and calmly.
The hard part is over. The shock and craziness is finished. I had breast cancer, it is now in remission. I’ll never be cured. No one can ever tell me 100% that I’ll never have cancer again. That part is hard, but it is what I’ll have to live with for the rest of my, hopefully very long, life.
So from here on out, I am not settling for second best. I’m embracing every day, every moment. I will be thankful for life. I will eliminate worry and stress from my life, as much as possible. I may have to get rid of some things from my life in order to make it better, but that’s part of “de-cluttering” a life. I’m going to love fully and freely.
I’m going to move it along and be happy. Worry will creep in and I’ll question the pain in my leg or the numbness in my arm, but I won’t let it stop me from appreciating life and living to the fullest.
What am I going to do now? Hopefully, take a fun, family trip to Disney! At least that’s what I’m hoping for. Between now and then, we’re gonna keep going to Cub Scouts, trombone concerts, and spelling bees.