I finished all my bc treatment on 2 August 2012 after diagnosis in April 2011. Treatment included four surgeries including a mastectomy and FLAP breast reconstruction in June 2011, three months of chemo and a year of Herceptin. I also had an earlier bc diagnosis in January 2007 with surgery, 6 months of chemo, 6 weeks of radiation and a year of Herceptiin (along with nearly five years of Hormone Therapy). In August this year, I was declared ‘cancer free’.
I wanted to keep a Moving Forward Diary to outline what it’s like to recover from bc, bc treatments and to inspire others going through bc now – there is another world out there to look forward to. Life is short lived and cancer can heighten awareness of this. It’s time for a revised bucket list and to live life…while recovering from all the side effects from treatments.