Today marks 2 months since I had my last chemo. In a strange way, it feels like ages ago. In a strange way it feels like it was seconds ago. I still have leg aches from my Herceptin, my hair is still quite thin and falling out, but my taste is back and hey I’m down 15 lbs. Cancer, the best diet you never want to be on.
I still can’t even wrap my head around the fact that I HAD CANCER. Cancer, isn’t that something that old people get? People 35 and younger should never get cancer. Sadly that isn’t true anymore. In the last week alone, I have heard about 5 more women diagnosed. While trick or treating last night, I heard about another one. I also heard about another potential with a questionable mammogram. This shit is fucked I tell you. Fucked.
Speaking of trick or treating, we had a great time. We had three costumes between two kids, even I dared to rip some hair out and wore a Statue of Liberty crown. Asher was Chase the Rescuebot obviously, and Dylan was the cutest damn Winnie the Pooh there ever was. Sadly he hated it and left the house as a boring Batman. At least I have pictures. Asher is now old enough to really enjoy the holiday, and tell us when he has had enough! I was exhausted by 7:30.
Anyway, two months have passed and I am feeling pretty good to be honest. Someone asked me last night how I was doing, and I had to take a second to remember WHY she was asking. Duh, my surgery. Tomorrow marks 5 weeks since my double mastectomy and one more until I can carry the kids again! If I am having to remember why people ask, I guess my healing is going in the right direction. Today I even felt like a normal mom, going to school assembly, doing a ton of errands and taking the kids to the doctor. They’ll love me for that.
Tomorrow I get my expanders filled yet again, I am on my way folks! I hope this one doesn’t hurt, because last time it really wasn’t terrible. Here’s to hoping.
And remember, don’t eat too much of your kids Halloween candy, it’s not nice. Share with your friends, not theirs.