The Anchor πŸ’—βš“οΈπŸ’— – Edition 42

10/22/19

Dear Friends and Family,

As you know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month.Β  I am very fortunate that I have attendedΒ an event calledΒ Β In the Pink of HealthΒ the last three years.Β  Each year I attend the event, I have different thoughts and feelings that overcome me.Β  Continue reading “The Anchor πŸ’—βš“οΈπŸ’— – Edition 42”

The Anchor πŸ’—βš“οΈπŸ’— – Edition 41

10/14/19

Dear Family and Friends,Β 

I have been “running around”Β  πŸƒπŸ»β€β™€οΈΒ  Texas like crazy and feel like I am a famous person on a Texas tour – ha, ha!Β  I wanted to give a quick update and let everyone know that my appointment a MD Anderson went well!Β  That is a big relief and I am glad that appointment was one of the first of many “other” appointments I had like, dentist, hair, etc.Β  I have also been fortunate to visit with family, friends, and Maverick!Β  I would love to write more, but I have to go…

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The Anchor πŸ’—βš“οΈπŸ’— – Edition 40

10/1/19

Dear Friends and Family, 

I felt that this post belonged in “The Anchor” category instead of “Adventures in Amsterdam” since it is breast cancer related, don’t get me wrong having breast cancer WAS and STILL IS an “adventure”.  Cancer is not an “adventure” that anyone wants to go on or be a part of.  Cancer does not discriminate and affects not only the person that is diagnosed with cancer, but caregivers also.  Cancer is an AWFUL DISEASE and so many die from this horrible disease, the young and old, and there is STILL NO CURE! 

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The Anchor πŸ’—βš“οΈπŸ’— – Edition 39

6/24/19

Dear Friends and Family,

I hope that everyone is having a great summer!Β  It has been way too long since I have written.Β  I have been incredibly busy the last few months getting ready to move to Amsterdam.Β 

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The Anchor πŸ’—βš“οΈπŸ’—- Edition 38

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Dear Friends and Family,

Wow, it has been a long time since I have written!Β  I have been very busy living and loving life.Β  Things have definitely not gone back to the way they used to be, but I am adjusting to the “new normal”.Β  My last cancer treatment, radiation, was a little over a year ago.Β  I remember that day vividly, celebrating with my friends and family in the lobby of the hospital and RINGING THE BELL! Β 

I recently met with my oncologist and radiation oncologist and they said that my scans are clear!Β  I was so nervous leading up to those appointments because you always have the fear that the cancer will return or metastasize.Β  I was more than relieved when I found out the results on the same day and did not have to wait.

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The Anchor πŸ’—βš“οΈπŸ’— – Edition 37

7/12/18

Dear Friends and Family,

My mom and I went to Nashville for a Mother/Daughter vacation before my surgery.Β  We had a great time and were really, really busy.Β  We went to the Country Music Hall of Fame, The Ryman, saw singes performance at the Grand Ole Opry.Β  We also went to a food festival and winery.Β  Also, we checked out Tootsies and the bars that Blake Shelton, Jason Aldean, and Rich from Big and Rich opened.Β  I guess that is the new thing forΒ  country singers to do, open their own bars.Β  We also ate at Hattie B’s Hot Chicken.Β  We returned to Texas a day before my surgery.

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The Anchor πŸ’—βš“οΈπŸ’— – Edition 36

 

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June 12, 2018

Dear Friends and Family,

I thought that I would “check-in” since I haven’t written in awhile.Β  I am on summer vacation, but have been busy with doctor, dentist appointments and professional development for work.Β  I met with the plastic surgeon and the anesthesia department last week to prepare for my upcoming surgery on Tuesday, June 19th.Β  I know that it sounds weird, but I am looking forward to having surgery because I feel that is one more “piece” of the puzzle to moving on to my “new” normal.Β  The surgery will be a day surgery, which is nice.Β  The recovery time is two to four weeks.Β  I will play it by ear as to how I feel recovery-wise.Β  This surgery will not be as involved as my surgery in March. Β 
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