Friends and Family heal your soul

Like the title says, I feel healed.

After my diagnosis, I promised myself I would stay as positive as possible and I feel like I am keeping that promise…however, I guess I didn’t realize how all of this was affecting me. I was active, but the surgery took me back a few steps and I had to start all over, it felt like, to regain my strength. I was becoming lazy (lazier than normal :~). But a few weeks ago, I went back to my old stomping grounds of Panama City and saw all my old friends. It was so refreshing, filled with fun and laughter that it made me realize how blessed I am for the people in my life.

When I landed back in Baltimore a couple days later, it was like I was a whole new person! I had more energy, I was actually looking forward to going to work that day, and thanks to my wonderful friends in Baltimore I was back playing tennis and kickball! It’s like something just clicked, and I realized how blessed I am to still have my life and to be cancer free and not have to go through chemotherapy!!

(Then, when I got back I got the chance to meet one of my favorite groups!! Boyz II Men!! They were so great and still just as exciting to watch!)

Now to the other stuff, the treatment…I got my first injection a couple of weeks ago. The nurse injects a capsule in my stomach that slowly releases hormones over the month, it wasn’t too bad at all (after they numbed my stomach) and I actually didn’t really have any side effects. I hope that is how it will be over the next 5 years!!!

I saw the doc today, my bone density is good (which is good news since the medicine I am taking supposedly affects it) but my vitamin D levels are low so I have to take some supplements!! How does a Florida girl have low vitamin D???? I guess this Baltimore living is getting to me already!!!

I just want to say thanks again for all your prayers, emails, letters, Facebook messages and phone calls of support!! It really has helped me through the last few months…Also, a big thank you to everyone who had donated to the Komen Race for a Cure. I have already raised over $8000!!! CRAZY!!! I love you all!!!

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