Monthly Archives: March 2014

Both my optimism and my hair are growing

My hair's coming back and I am getting fully back to normal as well. You all remember meeting my friend Betty in the fall, with me in the photo upper right? She joins me only occasionally now. Betty's been a dear but I look forward to the one day soon when I'll no longer need her help at all.

My hair’s coming back and I am getting fully back to normal as well. You all remember meeting my friend Betty in the fall, with me in the photo upper right? She joins me only occasionally now. Betty’s been a dear but I look forward to the one day soon when I’ll no longer need her help at all.

Hi, everyone. In some ways, not so much has changed since I posted last time. But some little things are improving, and those add up to outcomes that are really big to me.

I’m back to my 6-mile run on Saturdays and I’m doing a little cycling too. I’m back to a complete, full day at work. Going to Costco, running errands — all the little things I pushed aside or left to others — are now mine again to do. They add up and I am so pleased to be able to again enjoy life to its fullest!

I continue to do well in all regards. Not that there aren’t distractions, such as sorting out medical bills.

Also, my hair is coming back. I am still wearing “Betty” ( my wig) when I have meetings and other big events. My nails still look bad and I am hoping ¬†they will come along soon.

And I continue to receive an infusion every three weeks. Once again, it is called Herceptin and women who have the HER2-positive type of cancer continue to receive this infusion for one complete year.

My reconstruction surgery is scheduled soon and I hope to be winding this up by end of April.