Happy Valentine's Day!
Long time no talk! I'm sorry I haven't checked in in awhile, it's been a crazy long year! As most of you know, I've been fighting Breast cancer since August 2019. I had 5 long months of chemo, I lost all of my hair, eyelashes, and eyebrows...you can just imagine how hard it is to create eyebrows and attach magnetic eyelashes when you aren't great at putting on make-up! 😏 But I made do!
I finished chemo on February 10, 2020, I had a double mastectomy March 17, 2020, right at the beginning of the shut down from Covid, so it was a very weird time for sure! I was able to have my husband and kids with me at home while I recovered from that, so that did this Momma's heart well! 💗
I stayed at home and strengthened my immune system and tried to stay well.
Then on August 2, 2020 I celebrated my 1 year since diagnose. I wanted that day to be a day of celebrating and living, since the year before it was a scary day!
So what did I do?...my husband and I went skydiving! 😮
I have Always been scared of heights! But during chemo I mentioned to my husband and kids that I wanted to go skydiving after I finished chemo. I figured if I could face something as scary as cancer, chemo, being bald, losing my breasts...I can do ANYTHING!!! So on that 1 year anniversary, we jumped out of a plane! It was an Amazing experience and a day I'll never forget!
Then on October 20 (2 days after my 41st Birthday), I had my reconstruction surgery and then back home that night to recover at home. So if you've been counting, I've been staying at home and not going out much since September 2019! That's a Long time for a social girl like me! LOL! However, I'm very Thankful that we own our own AC & Heating business, so I am able to work from home, my husband is able to take off when needed and he went to every DR's appointment, chemo infusion, and surgery! I've also had some help from my daughter while I recover. She's been going to college to become an LVN, so it's been nice to have my own personal nurse too! And she has helped with our business as well. And my son has been going to college and working with his Daddy doing AC & Heating works.
They've been a great help! 💗
But I am doing good at this time. I have appointments every 6 months with my Oncologist and surgeon and they will keep an eye on me for a few years and then I'll be able to move up to every year. My type of breast cancer, Triple Negative, is very aggressive and has a high possibility of returning. But we are praying and believing that I will stay healed, in the Name of Jesus, Amen!
So as most of you has probably figured, we weren't able to send cards to the children's hospitals this year because of Covid and not wanting to spread any germs to those precious kids. 😢 And honestly, I don't know how this will effect the Card Drive in the next few years?. Only time will tell and I will keep ya'll updated on that. I have been thinking of those precious kids all day and prayed they had a day filled with love! 💗
I have some other stuff I've been working on and I still have some details to figure out before I announce it yet, but if everything gets worked out, I'm going to need my Card Makers! 😊💗
I'll keep ya'll updated on that as well!
I wanted to share some pictures with ya'll, just a little of my journey this year and all my hair growth. I had wavy hair before chemo and who knew you could have curly hair from the chemo, otherwise known as Chemo curls! Well...that's what I got! So I've been trying to figure out how to style it! I was looking forward to trying cute little pixie cuts as it grew out...well you can't have cute pixie cuts with curly hair! So, I'm just trying to embrace it! I had my first hair trim a few days ago as I celebrated my 1 year since finishing chemo.
And the day I got to ring the bell! 💗
And here is a picture of me skydiving! My husband and I designed the shirt!
(For all you Tim McGraw fans!) 😉
I sure miss ya'll and pray that ya'll are healthy and happy! And I hope you all are staying warm, the weather is Crazy this year! We are getting snow tomorrow and possibly on Wednesday in Texas! 😲