Wednesday, January 16, 2013

I'm Taking Names

Carol and Christie
Tomorrow is chemo #4, the last of this kick-ass combo. They will reduce the dosage by 20% and Doc will be keeping a close eye on me this time. I'm sure this will go much better than last time so please don't worry (self-talk). I will go back on Friday for the Neulasta shot in the tummy and then return on Monday for hydration (sounds like something you do to a plant).  I will have 4 more treatments with another drug; the last one will be April 11th. Surgery will be in May, followed by radiation in the summer.

Speaking of plants, my Dad stopped over yesterday and brought his two green thumbs. He is now in charge of caring for my heirloom plants for a while. It will give him an excuse to visit and play in the dirt!

Yesterday I started making a list of breast cancer survivors I've met or know through someone else. I'm up to 18 so far. You know, there will be about 280,000 people diagnosed with breast cancer in the US this year and approximately 240,000 will become survivors like my sister, Carol. I am going through this so I will be a survivor too.

I've started a little project and I'm taking names of survivors. Please email me at 
or leave a comment below if you know 
a breast cancer survivor. 
First names only.