Thursday, March 22, 2012

Hurray for progress

Today was a happy day for me. I went accessory shopping (which my new found penchant for accessories is a rather fun cancer side effect) on my lunch hour. It was delightful to be out in the gorgeous, warm weather soaking up my vitamin D. Anywho, while in Claires (yes, i know most of their stuff is for kids), I was thrilled to realize that there are some hair clips that actually will grab onto my hair! HURRAY FOR HAIR GROWTH! It's the little things that I appreciate now. It's nice to move further and further from treatment, and I hope I never have to take a return trip.
My hair definitely looks like I might have gone with this style on purpose now which is nice. People are kind and complimentary about it, but I cannot deny the fact that I am really looking forward to having a ponytail again! Oh what a happy dance I will do when that day comes!
Next week is my follow up with Doctor Warden. It has been 9 months since my mastectomy... HOLY CRAP! In six weeks, the one year anniversary of my diagnosis will be here. That is ridiculous! What a wild, crazy year filled with tears, laughs and just plan craziness.


  1. It sure has been ONE CRAZY year. Look how far you have come, and think about all the nice things that would not have happened without the journey.
    Oh, by the way I can't wait to be in your shoes (waiting for a ponytail). :)

  2. I was recently diagnosed with breast cancer and have been trying to find your diagnosis. I am in the process of deciding on which surgery and completely overwhelmed by mY inability to choose. Doctors tell me lumpectomy is enough. Would like to know more about you situation. Even if you just direct me to a post that might help. Thanks for sharing your story.

    1. Kim, I'm so sorry that you have joined our club. My specific diagnosis was stage 2b invasive ductal carcinoma. I had it in both breast. Er+,pr+, her2- if you go all the way back to may you will see my earlier posts and can see some of the decision making process. Please let me know if I can help in anyway. Be well, Nicole