It's been a whirlwind, but one speed bump has been cleared. Yay for no more chemo!!
118 days ago, I had my mammogram, ultrasound and biopsy.
I can post this pic now, because it doesn't seem personal anymore.
I just want them gone as soon as possible so I can start a new chapter.
This is what I looked like leaving my very first appointment at the breast institute.
One X shows where my cancerous lymph nodes are. The other is where my tumor is/was located.
This was 117 days ago. My sweet cousin Breanna's wedding. Karsyn was the flower girl. It was a beautiful outdoor ceremony. Everything was perfect, but I felt like I couldn't breathe the entire day. I was keeping in a horrible secret. About three hours prior, I had received the phone call that would rock my world. I have no idea how I survived this week.
Here I am now.
The REAL me.
This is today. My complexion is pretty gross. I'm a little ashy.
My hair is really growing. It's the juicing and Nioxin, I'm sure. :)
I didn't lose all my eyebrows, nor my eyelashes. I still have enough to make me feel normal...whatever that is.
I'm one of the rare ducks that even kept most of the hair on my legs and arms. So unfair. ;)
Here are my nails. I've been told that I'm lucky to have any. The rings are obvious effects of the Tamoxifen. Yuck. All are broke off except two now.
I still have a chance of losing more hair and my nails. I'm going to stay positive that this is as bad as this part will get.
Here are the reasons I get up every morning.
I don't have pictures of everyone I would love to list here. You have all been awesome. I appreciate every single one of you for including us in your prayers. We're making progress!