Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Everything is Temporary!!!!

It has been said that time flies when you're having fun.  Time also flies when you are not having fun!  I have been reminded and also realize I haven't  posted anything in almost a month.  I am attempting to regain some normalcy in my life.  I can't say it's happening too fast.  I still seem to have lingering side effects from chemo.  The biggest reminders are a terrible memory, insomnia and I have body temperature issues.  I go from freezing with four blankets, socks and a hat to baking and sweating.  It is hard to know how much is from chemo and how much is complete hormonal imbalance.  I still haven't noticed any hair growth and this bald lady look is getting really old!
I have completed 19 radiation treatments.  I think I have 13 left.  I have some local skin reaction and I get easily fatigued and tired (some might say bitchy and cranky!!).  It is pretty much painless, takes about an hour and a half to get there, get radiated and get home.  It is soooo much easier than chemo but I wouldn't say it is a walk in the park!!
I have been getting out more.  The things people say amaze me.  I know (hope) they are said with good intention, but sometimes I just look at them and agree because I am speechless!  I think the neighbor lady across the street is scared I may be contagious! I went to Bunco for first time since diagnosis.  Wow, I felt so loved and so happy to be back! ♥ 
My "normal" life is good.  Vance is finishing up basketball season.  I know he worries about me, but doesn't say much.  I talk, he doesn't, but I guess that is teenage communication.  Other boys busy and well.  Bruce keeps too busy and really likes me to eat a LOT of protein!  He found a little Yorkie dog a couple weeks ago, no one claimed her so we fostered her for a few days and found a great home for her.
I have been trying not to read so much on the internet about cancer prevention and treatment.  I did read one thing that made me think, "why is everything so focused on why I have cancer, when it should be focused on why others don't!"  Just a thought.
Well, that's about all I can think of right now.  Thanks for all the continuing love and support.  It means so much to me and my family.
♥ Sara ♥