I met an online friend “T” today who has been travelling the same road as I through breast cancer country. She hasn’t had Inflammatory Breast Cancer but has had another aggressive form of breast cancer that required her to have chemotherapy before surgery. She has just had her surgery a few weeks ago. It was lovely to meet her.
While she was here a parcel arrived from the states – OH’s Cousin S had ordered me one of the gotcancer.org t-shirts I love. I love these t-shirts as they let you have a sense of humour about the journey cancer takes you on.
As I was saying to T there is probably some company who wouldnt appreciate me wearing the t-shirt so I will pick my moments to wear it – I am also going to order myself another t-shirt from the site.
I also thought in this post I would put an updated photo of my “cancer bead” bracelet
from left to right: radiation bead, hospitisation due to infection bead,diagnosis bead (breast cancer ribbon obscured), I heart(love) U bead (YD’s xmas present), finishing taxotere chemo bead, surgery bead, NED result bead, trip to Australia bead and the butterfly is the last one that I have just got to signify the end of my herceptin treatment.
I have decided that once I have had my CT and followup oncology appointment I will get myself a “getting through first relapse scare” bead and then hopefully wont add any more to it until April next year where it will be an NED (no evidence of disease) anniversary bead