Radiation count down: 4 to go!
Today’s title has another relevance, outside of my countdown: Today in the waiting room for radiation, there were four of us being treated for breast cancer. All had very different stories: lumpectomy, mastectomy, double mastectomy. Radiation only. Chemo and radiation. Tumor size. Type. We celebrated Dori’s last day of radiation today, and mine is right around the corner! And for all our differences, we have bonded. The sisterhood of breast cancer.
I enjoyed the sunshine from today’s first day of Spring, despite still cool temperatures. It wouldn’t be Spring without our daffodils from the American Cancer Society fund raiser. (How appropriate) And at radiation today, they gave daffodils to all the patients (which I thought was super nice)!
Today was also my last appointment with my radiologist for a month. We are surely winding down.
I found the following article on Facebook and thought I would share. I am a huge proponent of prevention and there is so much truth in this article. I will admit that even I found it heavy on the cynicism. I agree with the overall message of the article, but I don’t see things quite as black and white as the author does. But to all you ladies out there, please focus on prevention, not just detection and treatment!