I thought I would update everyone and share a funny story. I only have 9 more treatments left. That’s right, I am now in the single digits!!! Such a good feeling. I am still not feeling too bad. My worst days are Thursday, Friday, and Saturday morning but I am only tired. Nothing a nap can’t fix! My underarm is starting to look really bad- a little raw- however like I said I can’t feel under there so not a big deal.
With radiation coming to an end I can finally think about the future. I will soon be out of active treatment. I will still get Zometa once a month but that is considered maintenance. Also that really only causes a day of unpleasantness. I will be taking Tamoxifen but that will be a pill everyday. Hopefully that won’t cause any side effects but I have heard some people don’t tolerate it well. It feels really good to be mostly all done!
I have to admit when I was diagnosed I was pretty upset. My summer was ruined! Here I had worked hard all school year with my eye on my summer vacation. I had all these ideas and plans for a summer of relaxation and enjoying my kids (especially my new baby). But that was unfairly taken away and instead I had to go through chemo. So I have decided to start planning for my “summer of fun!” I have heard that once you finish all your treatment you need to plan for your life. I plan to get a pool pass to a nearby pool and take the kids everyday. We are also planning a trip to the beach (not sure which one yet- suggestions welcome!) on the 4th of July. How cool would it be to watch the fireworks on the beach and a neat memory for me and my kids. Now that I am healthy I need to take this time and make those memories with my kids.
So I thought I would share a funny story about my girls. Nap time has become very difficult. Because the girls share a room, anytime one is awake the other is sure to follow. Abby loves to entertain Kaylee. So a few weeks ago during nap time, Abby decided to take the board that supports Kaylee’s crib mattress off. She then proceeded to crawl in the crib to “snuggle with Kaylee.” All the extra weight caused the mattress to fall making what looked like a slide with the mattress. downstairs I heard a thud and Kaylee cry. As I walk up the stairs to investigate, I hear Abby shut the door. Abby knew that if Kaylee went downstairs, mommy would know something was wrong and she would get in trouble. Needless to say Abby now sleeps in Jett’s room during nap time. I think I am going to have my hands full with those two!
I haven’t posted cuteness in a while so I thought I would share a picture of Kaylee chasing Jett’s remote control car. I only wish I knew how to post the video because it was really funny!