This is what my neighbour's Mom, Pam, just dropped off for me. She, herself, is a 5 year survivor and she participates in the annual relay for life in Regina. Every year the relay committee sends thank you cards to survivors and this year they sent stones carved with "hope" and asked that they be passed on to other recently diagnosed women as a sign of hope. And Pam thought to pass hers and and this little gift package on to me, even though she hardly knows me at all. How thoughtful of her. I'm very touched.
I'll look forward to savouring these Bernard Callebaut pops when I grow my tastebuds back. They're not to be wasted on a tasteless tongue.
Breast Cancer (booooo) is the opponent. I'm going to win. I was diagnosed with breast cancer in March 2009. I had a sentinel node lumpectomy later that month and on June 10, 2009, I started Chemotherapy. After this little adventure, I'll have more surgery and then radiation. Then ... well, then ... I'll continue beating the crap out of cancer if there's any left to be beat (yeaaahhhhh)!
Consider this blog this game's colour commentary starting 6 days before the kick-off of my first chemo treatment. We've made it through the first period ahead of the game and we're now in the second.
You are all on my team (because there's no "I" in "TEAM") and this blog is for you to to follow the game plan and the progress. Sometimes you might need to take over as captain because I know I won't get through this without my team of family and friends. So ... We're here. Might as well WIN!!
To learn the details about my particular discovery of my tumour and my diagnosis and treatment plan, please read this.