One year anniversary

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

Veteran Member

Date Joined Oct 2004
Total Posts : 826
   Posted 4/26/2006 10:08 PM (GMT -7)   
A year ago today was my last chemo treatment.  YIPPEE!!! yeah Time sure flies!  Life is so different in many ways - all good ones.  I see things in a different light now and appreciate everything that much more.  I am truly blessed to have you ladies as friends.  You made my journey so much easier and for that I will be eternally grateful.
Life is busy with school and work.  This class is harder than any class I've ever taken, but I will muddle through.  I still am blaming chemo for my loss of brain cells.  LOL 
I have recovered nicely from the TRAM flap.  I see the PS on May 9th for a follow up and probably schedule the nipple and lift/reduction on the other side.  My slow healing wound is finally almost closed.  I am so happy I went through with this.  I am absolutely LOVING my flat tummy! 
I had a follow up with the rads onc last week and he said I don't need to see him for 6 months.  I see the onc next month (still on a 3 month schedule with him).  So far so good. 
Well, that's my update.  I will try to post more often.
L & H,

Veteran Member

Date Joined Jul 2003
Total Posts : 1090
   Posted 4/27/2006 2:16 AM (GMT -7)   
Wow, happy dance going on over this one. Love good news and a reason to celebrate. This started my day with a smile. Congrats, L&H, Joyce
How wonderful it would be to see Angels where there are only clouds. How sad it would be to see clouds where there are Angels.

Veteran Member

Date Joined Jul 2003
Total Posts : 2272
   Posted 4/27/2006 7:19 AM (GMT -7)   
Great news all around, and thanks for sharing! We just LOVE anniversaries here! April 11 was my chemo anniversary, I still count them all!

Keep on enjoying life!

Veteran Member

Date Joined Jul 2003
Total Posts : 1294
   Posted 4/27/2006 7:31 AM (GMT -7)   

Congratulations!!!  yeah

The first is special, but so are the many many more you will celebrate.




Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work: if one falls down, his friend can help him up.  Ecclesiastes 4:9-10

Regular Member

Date Joined Mar 2005
Total Posts : 239
   Posted 4/27/2006 3:09 PM (GMT -7)   
Congratulations Babyseester,you said something about chemo and brain cells.I finished chemo 8 months ago and i have not been the same since,my mind is so forgetfull and different.I dont know if its damage from the chemo,Tamoxifan,Zoloft.Are you still bothered by forgetfulness etc.?  Tammy

Regular Member

Date Joined Jun 2005
Total Posts : 243
   Posted 4/27/2006 3:29 PM (GMT -7)   
Congratulations to you! I am only 4 months out of chemo and can't wait until my 1 year mark.

Veteran Member

Date Joined Jul 2005
Total Posts : 688
   Posted 4/27/2006 5:52 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Kathy
Congrats on your one year mark, it sure goes by fast doesn't it.I was diagnosed in July and we are almost there now. I am so glad that you are finally feeling better after your tram flap. I sure wish I had a flat tummy! Here's to many many more anniversay's.
PS I am still forgetful too or I will start a sentance and then blank, I guess it is just a lasting reminder of the chemo.

Veteran Member

Date Joined Jul 2003
Total Posts : 2044
   Posted 4/28/2006 2:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Congratulations on reaching one year, Kathy. Before you know it you will be telling everyone it has been 10 years, like me. Be well, Lauri
"Go confidently into the direction of your dreams. Live the life you always imagined" Thoreau
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.

Regular Member

Date Joined Dec 2003
Total Posts : 257
   Posted 4/30/2006 7:26 PM (GMT -7)   
Wahoo, Kathy!!!!
Hope you did something fun to celebrate!

karen in north idaho
Regular Member

Date Joined Apr 2006
Total Posts : 40
   Posted 5/2/2006 11:25 AM (GMT -7)   
Glad to hear you are one year past your chemo! Also I really appreciate your "play by play" of your tram reconstruction!!! I just rescheduled mine for July 6th! Work, questions, etc! You know how it is!

Veteran Member

Date Joined Jul 2003
Total Posts : 2921
   Posted 5/2/2006 11:46 AM (GMT -7)   
Sounds absolutely great!!!!! Keep up the good work and don't work too hard, etc. Enjoy life. Hugs MK

Regular Member

Date Joined Jun 2005
Total Posts : 349
   Posted 5/2/2006 3:53 PM (GMT -7)   
Congrats!!! Hard to believe that this year has passed so quicky.


Veteran Member

Date Joined Sep 2003
Total Posts : 1373
   Posted 5/5/2006 4:04 AM (GMT -7)   
I can't believe it's been a year either.  This is great!  Way to go, Kath!
Keep on truckin'  Enjoy that class.  Maybe you can graduate to being braindead like me, LOL
"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall." -Confucius
Don't knock on Death's Door.  Ring the bell and run.  He hates that.


Veteran Member

Date Joined Oct 2004
Total Posts : 826
   Posted 5/6/2006 9:30 PM (GMT -7)   
Oh Ellen, belive me, I FEEL brain dead in this class.  It's so hard, but I think I'm getting the hang of it.  It's a lot of material.  A couple of weeks ago we got to see 2 cadavers and were identifying muscles on them.  I did quite well.  The smell was quite overpowering, though. 
L & H,

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Tuesday, December 12, 2017 9:23 AM (GMT -7)
There are a total of 2,904,386 posts in 318,748 threads.
View Active Threads

Who's Online
This forum has 158141 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, jane56.
381 Guest(s), 18 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
NicHostetler, oldbeek, notsosicklygirl, RedLabel, Hopeful86, tennisplayer, Jose Manuel Abarca Rodrig, Serenity Now, Bull101, OptimisTick, PA_grandma, TXguy, SharonZ, Cajun Jeff, Davidh86, Betsy12, ttool, Tena believes