RADS

I had my Radiation Oncology consult yesterday. Looks like I will be having daily radiation (RADS- like the cool kids call it) for 25 sessions total. Five days a week, Monday through Friday, for 5 weeks. ๐Ÿ˜ณ Annnnnnd I can’t bring the kids… so… I will be reaching out for help at that time. Radiation will take place after my surgery. I will have more information on what type of surgery/reconstruction and when, later this month after my plastic surgery consult. 
This morning I had a follow up Oncology appointment. She is still very pleased with how I am responding to treatment. Yay me! If my counts all stay up, it looks like I will be starting the AC drugs late December. This combo of drugs will likely bring on nausea/vomiting and extreme fatigue. Or maybe not. We will see. 
I feel like I am in a really good place right now. Physically I am feeling terrific. Just tired here and there. Never mind the massive bruise I have on my thigh from walking into a fire hydrant yesterday. For reals, I must have been walking with serious purpose after getting the mail- I was so interested in what could be in my first Birch Box. Didn’t even see it coming. I was like Peter on Family Guy. 
Mentally, I feel super strong. Of course, I have my moments but those pass. It helps when I see my doctors and they tell me how positive I look and how well I am responding to treatment.  I really love my doctors, nurses, and support staff at Kaiser.  They probably don’t know it, but I feel super pumped after I see them. Even chemo. I truly feel that I am on the right path to healing with everything I am doing and incorporating. 
Lots of people seem to be surprised at how positive I remain through all of this. I remind them that I don’t really have a choice. I have lot of people I am fighting for, not just myself. And what good would moping around do? I might as well give up then. Which WILL NEVER FUCKING HAPPEN ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿป

I re-posted a picture on Instagram yesterday that said: “You have been assigned this mountain to show others it can be moved” Hell yes. That picture 100% hit home for me. But I hope it also hit home for lots of you. We are all going through some sort of shit. And if it’s possible to encourage others in your journey, allow that. ๐Ÿ’–

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