Shelly’s Story

Site created on December 11, 2019

I was diagnosed in December 2019 with Invasive Ductal Carcinoma (breast cancer). We are using this site to keep family and friends updated in one place. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement. Thank you for visiting.

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Journal entry by Shelly Griffin

I am sitting in the infusion chair waiting for my labs to come back. As long as everything is in order I’ll be getting my second to last infusion today. This has been such a long and exhausting process. 😷

I vowed in my last post to concentrate on resting and healing more. I would say I’ve been mildly successful in that endeavor! I have cut way back on cooking and worrying about groceries. It helps to have a friend to hook us up with Costco runs and a mom that cooks and delivers homemade meals on the regular. 😊

It seems my pericardial effusion is healing and preparing to ride silently off into the midst, disappearing as quietly as it appeared. I only have symptoms when I really exert, however that could simply be normal for a woman my age who is completely out of shape! In case you missed it, I was blessed to turn 50 on December 29. Whew, I made it! 🥳🎉

I would like to give a shout-out to the world’s best caregiver, my husband Greg. 😘 He didn’t know what he was signing up for when we married in August of 2018 only to start  a cancer journey in December of 2019. I’m so grateful for him! Of course my tribe is so much bigger that just Greg, too many to even count! I’m grateful to you all. I look forward to going back to some normal fun get-togethers once things settle. 

On that note, I got the first dose of the Covid 🦠vaccine on 1/5/21 and the second dose is scheduled 1/26/21. I’m grateful to have the opportunity to get the vaccine and I am over the moon with excitement! Normal life is around the corner, I can just feel it. 

Stay safe, love one another, and be kind. 
Love you,
Shelly 

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