Well, it is one year since I was diagnosed with breast cancer and what a year it has been! So much has changed and continues to change. I am having a very difficult day today and there isn't a lot to say except that I have been told to wait a while before I go back to the adoption process because of the risk of recurrence. I am unable to deal with my emotions around this issue yet as for two years I waited and waited and then was matched with the most darling, adorable three year old imagineable. I guess every parent says that about their child, but this little girl had such a sparkle in her eyes and lovely smile. I continue to have great difficulty tolerating the hormonal treatments that are designed to keep the cancer at bay. With breast cancer, unlike other forms of cancer, the doctors don't seem to want to say there is "NED" or no evidence of disease.
Thank you to those of you following this blog who have signed my ipetition and visited my other blog. I am so grateful for the support of my blogging frieneds. If you haven't already done so please hop on over and take a look at my blog Hoping to Make a Difference. Fourteen states in the USA already have a requirement that women be informed if they have dense breasts (check out Are You Dense?) and all I want for everything I have been through is for BC to have the requirement.
I am pretty low today so please forgive the tone in this email. I was told on Tuesday that I really should stay on both the shots and the Tamoxifen and the combination is making life absolutely miserable! Before, the shots were a 3-5% boost, now they seem to be deemed essential.