Dear Friends and Family,
Wow, it has been a long time since I have written! I have been very busy living and loving life. Things have definitely not gone back to the way they used to be, but I am adjusting to the “new normal”. My last cancer treatment, radiation, was a little over a year ago. I remember that day vividly, celebrating with my friends and family in the lobby of the hospital and RINGING THE BELL!
I recently met with my oncologist and radiation oncologist and they said that my scans are clear! I was so nervous leading up to those appointments because you always have the fear that the cancer will return or metastasize. I was more than relieved when I found out the results on the same day and did not have to wait.
My “new normal” consists of endocrine therapy. I go to the hospital once a month on Saturdays for a Zoladex shot and take Arimidex daily. (I no longer take Tamoxifen.) The medications work together and help stop breast cancer from reoccurring. I will take each medication together for five years.
Osteoporosis is one of the many side effects that may occur after chemotherapy. I was diagnosed with osteopenia at one of my recent appointments. I will receive a shot every six months to prevent the osteopenia from becoming osteoporosis.
In the month of November TW and I celebrated our 5 year wedding anniversary! I cannot believe that we were married 5 years ago. When I look back on our marriage, I think, “Wow, we have been through a lot!” It will make the upcoming years a piece of cake – ha, ha!
Also, during the month of November, TW and I were busy preparing for an event for Inspiration Ranch. We sold our handmade wine charms and key chains. Our website is in not current, I have been busy making other wine charm collections. I sold a lot of the Jingle Bell Collection wine charms at the event for Inspiration Ranch. It was a fun evening for a great cause!
I hope that everyone has a Merry Holiday Season!
Anchored in HOPE,