Friday, November 15, 2013

My Last "SPA DAY", November 15, 2013!!!

This is the last time (I hope) that I'll post this image!  Thanks to all of you who have supported me throughout my lengthy cancer journey through surgery, chemo, radiation, the double mastectomy surgery, and more chemo.  It has been a long hard-fought battle since my first diagnosis in 2010 and my recurrence in 2012.  I couldn't have done this with as much grace and humor without all of you!  Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Follow-up?  I'll meet with my breast surgeon in December and then every six months for a clinical breast exam.  I'll meet with my oncologist every six months starting in April.  I'll get my port taken out soon--then I'll have two of them.  I guess if they match I might have to have earrings made from them!

I'm meeting with a counselor next week to set up a post-treatment plan which will include some physical therapy to heal the scar area, regular massage, and monthly acupuncture.  I'm hoping that periodic real spa days will replace the not-so-real-ones at the oncology center.

I'm also setting creative time aside--time to paint, collage, sew and quilt.  I have so many ideas buzzing around in my brain!  As the days get shorter and colder, I look forward to time in my workroom.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Three cheers for you Anne. May you NEVER zee the inside of a chemo/radiation area again! We all love and support you. Connie