Helllllo world! It’s me. I’m here! I’m alive! Doing well I might add. I got to see birthday #34 this week and for that I’m grateful!
The last half of 2017 was a hard one. I started feeling bad late August…lots of back pain. A couple of scans later. My doc concluded that the drug combo I was taking for over a year had stopped working for me. After that discovery, I started a chemo drug called doxil. And it was horrible! I went from bad to really, really bad late September…back pain, side pain, achy body, brain fog. October was full of pneumonia madness. And no treatment because I was sick. I cried a lot. I was frustrated a lot. I was very sick and was so over it all.
With no improvement with the side and back pain and scans showing that a newer spot on my liver was becoming more prominent – my doc concluded that doxil was not working for me. (Good riddance doxil!)
To decide the next route to take, I had a liver biopsy the beginning of November. That biopsy confirmed the spot on the liver was positive for cancer. With this news, there was a change in the drug regimen to more targeted hormonal therapy drugs (ibrance, femara and zoladex). By late November, I finally began to feel like myself again – thank God! I ended 2017 feeling good and happy.
It was a wild roller coaster ride and I’m glad it’s behind me now. So new year, new me. Isn’t that just about everyone’s motto at the start of a new year?
I hope to get my life much more organized and learn how to manage my time better this year. Time is that one commodity we never get more of…once it’s gone – it’s gone. There are quite a few things I want to accomplish in 2018. Here’s a snippet…
Write a children’s book.
Start a Podcast.
Learn how to use my embroidery machine.
Actually use said embroidery machine to create and sell products.
…Of course there’s more but I’ll just save it to my vision board and report back later.
Cheers to 2018! May your year be filled with great health, great times and great prosperity!
Peace and Love