On 01.02.02, I was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer. Too late for surgery, I had chemotherapy, which failed. In May the chemotherapy was changed and I was soon in remission which was celebrated and welcome and lasted nine years - until October 2011. There was progression in 2011 so more treatment was indicated and I am now back in partial remission. But I'm not only a cancer patient - I also enjoy my family, walk my dogs and am learning to draw and paint. Life is good!

Saturday, April 27, 2013

A whole new life?????

I came home from the hospital this afternoon where I am a true regular. I have three doctor's appointments next week and hope to see some improvement.  The fracture was probably due to anemia, caused by the chemotherapy. I was given two more bags of donated blood - I'm up to five now and am grateful.  I'm also taking hourly morphine whether I need it or not to stay on top of the pain without becoming wonky from taking too much.

I was also sent home with a new walker that requires only one hand - with a broken arm that's all I have these days.

Steve and I are looking at these last two years as major life-changing events - one after the other - and now I need to buckle down to whatever time I have left.


  1. I know it's cliche - but you have to live each day to the fullest. None of us knows when our time is up. We all have just the past and the current moment. I sure feel for you and wish you the best; no pain, fast healing and getting back to normal life. You are in my prayers!

  2. I hope the regular doses of morphine allow you to start enjoying life again. Being in constant pain is not good for quality living. Does this mean they will work on getting your bones stronger again so you won't get a new fracture?


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