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9/28/2016 Latest post:
In late July I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I met with my doctor and chose a treatment team, Oncologist and Surgeon. I am very happy with my team and feel confident with their plan and that all will be well. This page is a way to keep you all updated on the process and how I am doing. I have also been overwhelmed with support and offers of rides, meals, etc. , for which James and I (and our hyper anxious far away daughters) are very appreciative. So here is a one stop shop to help everyone stay informed and organized!
For those wondering about my treatment plan, I will be going through 5 months of chemotherapy followed by surgery early next year. The first two treatments went well with minimal side effects, but I do get tired more easily. (Naps are good!) I will admit this is not how I planned to spend the next several months, but hey, sometimes there are bumps in the road and I think I have pretty good shock absorbers to deal with them :-0
Because of the frequency of treatment and the physical demands of my work, I decided to take a leave of absence from my job at Williams Sonoma. This means more free time to see friends, go on walks, outings, etc. What I am looking forward to, and what is most important to me, is being able to spend time with you, my friends and family. It is hard to predict my energy levels from day to day, so please be patient with me if we need to reschedule. I would love to hear from you all and get a chance to get out and do something when your schedule (and mine) permits.