15th June 2008
Unfortunately, I have been unwell to update my blog more regularly as chemotherapy has been harsh and unrelenting on my body.
Over the past few weeks I have been hospitalised with severe gastritis due to the steroids I take to curb side effects from the chemo and discovered I have a deep vein thrombosis which requires twice daily injections of Clexane in the stomach, I had another stay in hospital to have my "porta-cath" inserted and my worse nightmare has hit as I have discovered an identical mass in my right breast!!!
Let me take a deep breath!!!
Besides the above, I have managed to keep smiling and I continue to raise funds for breast cancer research. Currently, I hold the number 1 spot in Australia for raising the most money in the "Mother's Day Classic". That definitely keeps me smiling!
Of course other factors that also keep me smiling are -
I can inject the Clexane myself;
My beautiful son Theodore has just celebrated his 9th birthday;
I decided that I will have breast reconstruction once my treatments are over;
If all goes well, we will be getting married in Greece next year;
Tomorrow I will know whether the mass in my right breast is cancerous (no more waiting!!).
Finally, I awoke this morning to the beautiful sounds of birds, a warm hug from Tony and the sounds of Theodore playing with his toys that he received on his birthday.
Today is a good day!!
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