Happy Anniversary to Me
I have just realised that I finished my breast cancer treatment one year ago. It just happened and I didn’t notice too much but I now want to celebrate a little.
One year ago, I finished my last Herceptin treatment (after five breast reconstruction surgeries, three months of chemo and a year of Herceptin). I am feeling very grateful right now that I have continued to stay cancer free plus that I feel healthier and happier.
What’s life like one year on?
- Life is going well at the moment. As I’m working at home, I don’t seem to be presented with as many colds and flus these days as working in the office. However, my immunity still seems lower and as I write this, I have had my second cold in a month!
- I have got my work fitness back and got clearer about the type of life I need to keep myself healthy.
- I am able to work three days per week but still have not found a lot of good part time work options. People seem to need full time workers in my field.
- I have just finished a two week business course where I have been learning how to improve the Breast Cancer Nirvana site.
- I have just added two eBooks for sale which took a bit of work to get self-published but I feel like are milestones for me.
- Since finishing treatment, I have lost quite a bit of weight…still more to go. I feel slim enough but my Doctors want me to lose more weight as I am on the edge of pre-diabetes. So I need to concentrate a bit more on my diet and exercise in the next six months.
- I started seeing a lovely man Joel nearly four months ago. It has been a healing relationship for me in that I had a few issues about scars and what it would be like to date a 2 x breast cancer survivor. What I have learned is that when you have the right person in your life, none of the scars or breast cancer matters that much.
- Most importantly, I am cancer free and hope that breast cancer is my past not my future.
- It is wonderful to know that after all the breast cancer crap, that one year on, I don’t think about it much at all. There are a few side effects still and I get quite a few headaches still, get tired, low immunity and some of the post-menopausal symptoms. But overall, I am feeling like a pretty much normal 45 year old woman.
Wishing you all the best with your breast cancer journey!