It's been a long time since I've blogged. As some of you know, I suffered from a bit of depression after my radiation treatments. I always intended to blog about the good with the bad, but I wanted to get a bit of perspective before I wrote about the experience.
I'm doing so much better now. With the help and suggestions of some really wonderful women from an online support board, I'm slowly getting better mentally. Thank you to the great woman who helped me along the way. You all know who you are!! I will blog about some of the suggestions that helped me when I have a bit more time and concentration to put it all together.
I'm still in active treatment until September. I get Herceptin infused every three weeks. My one good vein is still holding up. I've developed a swollen node under my armpit on the cancer side, and I still have an unresolved swollen gland in the neck on that side as well. My oncologist will be taking a look at that on Tuesday when I get my infusion. I also have a call in to the BC coordinator because I've been getting swelling on the left side in my arm and hands. I can't tell if it's from my RA or if I'm developing lymphedema. My chances for lymphedema were supposed to be minimal without having the sentinal node biopsy. My RA is having a bit of a party throughout my body since chemo ended. My knees resemble the size of grapefruits. I had to reschedule my appointment with my rheumatologist and she couldn't get me in until the end of July. My hair is growing back slowly and VERY CURLY, and I've gained over 30 pounds. I now resemble a very large Jerry Seinfeld.
Robyn is moving back to Southern California in two weeks. I'm really excited about her coming back! I've posted a picture of Robyn from this past weekend. I've got a really cute video of my faux Grand Daughter's kindergarten graduation. I will post that as soon as I download it from my phone.
That is my update for now. I will take more hair pictures and add them to the rest when I get a chance. I also have to update my chemo side effect post. I've developed a few more side effects that I need to add to the list. To quote a very wise woman and friend, "Breast Cancer, the gift that keeps on giving!"
As always, thanks for checking on me!