It has now been two months since I was diagnosed with breast cancer.
It's amazing how so much has changed in so little time.
To us, two months has felt like an eternity.
We're closer to the finish line, but we're all tired.
I'm not fighting alone. My co-survivors are fighting this ugly battle daily. Most days, I know it's harder on them than it is on me.
In two short months, we have endured the following:
-Needle Guided Biopsy
-Echo Heart Scan
-full body PET Scan
-Muga Heart Scan
-BRCA Genetic Testing
-Numerous Blood Tests
-Portacath inserted in my chest
-3 rounds of Chemo
-2 bone marrow generating Neulasta injections
-Appointments with cardiologists, oncologists, oncology surgeons for my future mastectomy, plastic surgeons for future reconstruction
-too many prescriptions to name
So far, my insurance company has been billed over $122,000 for my treatment.
Thank god I have good coverage.
This little blog of mine, which was intended only for a way to keep family up to date on my appointments, has received over 23,000 page views. Wow!
We are getting the word out, friends. Seeing this number rise makes me happier than you will ever know. It's not about me. It's not about pink ribbons. It's the simple fact that if breast cancer is caught early, it's highly treatable.
Maybe someone that reads this will feel a lump and have it checked. Maybe someone will get that mammogram that they have been putting off. Maybe we can help someone.
In two short months, I have found God in a way I didn't know was possible.
I have had friends come out of the woodwork. I have received support from the most unlikely places.
I have started to slightly understand what my purpose is. I know that I'm meant to do big things with this.
I'm babbling...again. I just want to thank you all again for everything.
Your love, prayers, support, jokes....I will never forget how wonderful you have all been.
I love you.