My future now relies on God and antibodies to carry me through my next chapter in life. I am finished with The two chemotherapies that extended my lifespan a year longer than my family doctors and I could have imagined.
I will not deny that this past year was the hardest year I have ever experienced in my life. The thought of. Chemo for most people is a great loss of weight, weakness, loss of hair and throwing up, taste issues as some of the top symptoms.
My chemotherapy consisted of great weight gain, exhaustion, a wacky thyroid, blood clot, stroke, Lymphodmia, cellulitis, fevers and an emotional rollercoaster. As difficult as this sounds and as hard as it was to make it through this it was worth every minute to have this year with my family. No regrets at all. My doctor and I discussed the other day the condition I was in a year ago in the intensive care of when my team, my family and I believed I would not be walking out of that hospital to come home. Well here I am. Thank you God.
I have more goals this year. Another round of holidays would be great. I have rented a house for New Years for the whole family to be together and welcome in the new year. I am hoping that the immuno treatments without the chemo will allow more awake time and hopefully less side effects. I have had difficulties walking and have needed to limit some of my outings due to limitations. Hoping this area improves but if not I will continue to do what I can.
My cancer is stable right now. No growth and no shrinkage was shown in my last scan performed a few weeks ago. How fortunate am I? Extremely! I want to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. Make great memories and treasure the one previous made. May 2023 be a beautiful new year to all and never take a moment for granted as every moment counts.