Thursday, October 29, 2009

The End or Is It?

105 office visits later, I think I'm through.

Though I do have an appointment next week and one in December.

That's a hundred and five office visits. Not all of them were directly the result of cancer, there were other health issues that were included. I now have seven physicians that take care of me in one way or another.

There's a saying that 'if you have your health, you have everything.'

I believe in that now.

When I was younger, I was seldom sick and if I did get sick, my mother had something about physicians, so I was generally neglected. But, my grandparents lived into their eighties and nineties, my mother is knocking around in her eighties. So, I have some good genes to draw from. But it isn't enough.

I have one pill that I have to take for the next five years to, hopefully, deter my cancer from coming back.

There are no guarantees. I accept that.

Once my radiologist gives me the okay, I'll be taking another mammogram. I will as often as it's prescribed.

One in eight women. I've been informing all my female friends to get their test yearly. It's not fun, but it can save your life.

If you've been reading me this year, you've come along on quite a journey with me. I want to thank you for that. At times I wasn't my best. But I think at the end of this journey, that I am stronger than I thought. I've become, hopefully, a better person because of it.

Again, many thanks...



At 2:12 PM, Blogger Gail Fuller said...

Donna, thank you for sharing and allowing us to follow your journey. I really appreciate it.
Wishing you all the very best,

At 1:34 PM, Anonymous Lisa said...

It is a tough journey, but I commend you for sharing it with all of us. I used to believe that 'if you have your health' was a platitude - no longer.

Congratulations on your struggle, your survival, and your success!


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