I enjoyed my two week break from chemo! It was nice to feel like my old self for a little while! Javiee and I went with T.J. on his class field trip to Ouray. Good times, oh how I treasure them!! I was a little nervous about going to the hot springs. It was my first time out in a swim suit with no boobs and no hair! A friend of mine, Trish, told me to just own it. What good advice! (Thanks Trish!). Own it. That’s all I can do. Cancer has taken enough of me. I can’t let it keep me from doing things with my little one because I’m worried about what other people will think! How liberating! I think it’s the first time I put on a swim suit without worrying about that little pooch in my tummy! Why do we care about those things anyway?? It’s the moments and the memories that matter. Cancer has a way of opening your eyes to everything. If there’s one thing you can take from what I’m going through, take that. Enjoy every moment and make memories with your family that will outlast you!
That’s me and T.J. at the mine in Ouray.
That’s me with my Javiee. I’m still so swollen from chemo, but he loves this picture.
On another note, I started chemo again Friday. I had my first of 12 rounds of Taxol. I will be doing Taxol every Friday throughout the summer. I looked at the calendar yesterday. I will finish chemo one week before T.J. goes back to school. I hope the side effects are minimal so I can enjoy the summer with him! The first round went really good! I was really dizzy after it. I came home and slept the rest of the day. I woke up Saturday feeling good and I still feel good today! I’ve heard Taxol is a lot easier to deal with than the AC was. So far that seems to be the case! Praying all 12 rounds are like this!