Friday, June 20, 2014
Anything Goes Linky #159, Treatment Update, And Features
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Welcome to the party! I am so glad you are here. I am doing great, and trucking along with radiation therapy. I lost a few more pounds this week, totaling about 10 since the beginning of the month. I assured my doctor, and my husband, I am trying to eat. This "hypo" hypoglycemic has temporarily lost her "hungry". I am sure my appetite, and my energy, will eventually return when this is over.
Modern science is showing higher doses of radiation, for shorter periods of time, works just as well on younger cancer patients like me. Which is why I only have to do 4 weeks, instead of the traditional 7. Which means my last treatment will be June 30!!! I can't wait to move back home. I miss my husband, the mountains, our home, my friends, and our lab Doug. It doesn't help that we are having issues with the hotel we are staying at. For example, the pool has been closed since last Thursday. My boys are getting very rambunctious. Today I am taking them to the Grand Sierra Resort, for some miniature golf. Crossing my fingers the pool will be fixed soon.
I love the quote pictured above. It's been my goal, since life threw me this curve ball, to embrace it. Let it change me, but only for the better. At first I considered not telling anyone I didn't have to about my diagnosis. It occurred to me, that suffering in silence really wouldn't benefit anyone. That "load" would surely break me down. Since sharing my diagnosis, I have found many people, both online, and in person, that have needed motivation to get their mammograms. When you consider 1 out of 8 women will develop breast cancer, the odds of helping change a life, by promoting early detection, are great. So get your mammograms, and tell your friends and family to do the same. Ok, so I won't nag anymore, or at least until October, awareness month.
Now for some fabulous features:
Aztec Clay Pendant Tutorial shared by The DIY Dreamer.
Avocado Lime Chicken Enchiladas shared by Sweet And Spicy Monkey.
Firecracker Surprise Inside Cupcakes shared by Momdot.
Southwest Chicken Pizza shared by Scattered Thoughts Of A Crafty Mom.
Rhubarb Vanilla Syrup shared by Nifty Thrifty Things.
Loaded Pizza Grilled Cheese Sandwiches shared by All She Cooks.