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.

9 thoughts on “Both my optimism and my hair are growing

  1. Hi Laura. I realize I had not been keeping up with your blog, so I am catching up. You had a path laid out and have moved through it –fantastic. Seems like you are on the other side of the worst part. Wow. I know it has to feel wonderful to be returning to your old normal. Just so thrilled for your progress. Love you, girl! Hello and love to Belynda as well. Mr. Tomberlin also sends his best.

  2. Laura, it’s grand to “hear” the optimism and life in your printed and other voices. You go, girl!
    Polly

  3. Laura,

    So so exciting to hear you are doing so fantastic! ***6 MILES*** , my lord, that’s an accomplishment to me!!! I love the enthusiasm I read in your post! God is good and His blessing are wonderful!!! You are truly an inspiration to me and all who have had the privilege to come to know you!!!

    Love you both bunches!!!

  4. I can see the light in your eyes and hear the joy in your voice. So glad you are enjoying life fully again and know it will just get better!!!

  5. Way to go!!! Keep up the good work. We are thinking of u up here in soggy north.

    Love

    Bill/ holly.

  6. I’ve been thinking about you guys. WOW! I’m happy that you are happy, and so positive. That is a battle in itself that you are winning. You inspire me to keep my exercise regime going.

    You know…You are beautiful with and without Betty.

  7. All good news!!! Nevertheless, prayers continue.

    Tell Betty “hello” … Bylinda too!

    Love,
    d.

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