August 16, 2014
So far, radiation has been a breeze. Aside from the hassle of having to go five days a week, it hasn’t been bad at all. I am beginning to feel and see some skin irritation, but other than that, I feel pretty good. I should be done sometime around Sept 5th. Only eight more days of whole breast radiation left, then they will concentrate on my scars for seven more days. Evidently when breast cancer reoccurs, a lot of the time it’s along the mastectomy scars, so they deliver some special localized radiation to those areas as an extra precaution. I tell you what, if this crap comes back after all of the “preventative” steps I’ve taken, that may just be what will finally break this girl! It’s not gonna happen though. It just can’t. Enough is enough, right?
I want to welcome any new followers that I have gotten since dropping the bomb on Facebook…. I’m sure some of you are still asking “did this really happen?” Let me assure you, IT DID. But the hard part is almost over, and I am SO ready to put it all behind me. I will be having a second surgery in January to have the tissue expanders removed and the implants put in. After that, I will be officially DONE with this crap. Boy will that be a welcome change…. it’ll be nice to feel completely “normal” again! Here’s to an AMAZING 2015! I think we’re due!