Update on me. :/

Discussion in 'Parent Emeritus' started by goldenguru, Apr 4, 2010.

  1. goldenguru

    goldenguru Active Member

    Hello dear friends! I have really missed you all.

    Sadly, one of the more annoying side effects of my chemo therapy has been the toll on my eyesight. The world has been quite a blur since about December. Computers, tv's, etc. have been the worst. So, consequently, I haven't been on the computer with-o the aide of hubby. Good news is that the world is clearing up. :)

    I have officially finished all recommended treatments. 20 weeks of chemotherapy followed by 35 radiation treatments. Sense of humor intact mostly. I am seeing a surgeon on Monday to consult about a hysterectomy. Don't need those parts anymore - figure I might as well be rid of them.

    Just as parenting a prodigal child has made me a stronger warrior mom, so has breast cancer made me a stronger woman. So at some point I think I'll actually be glad for this part of my journey.

    And for those who care to listen - GET MAMMOGRAMS AND YEARLY MANUAL EXAMS!! Do self checks. It may save your life.

    Hugs you wonderful ladies!
  2. Hound dog

    Hound dog Nana's are Beautiful

    (((hugs))) gg!!!

    So wonderful to see you here!! Missed you terribly!! Sounds like a wonderful update to me! So glad your vision is clearing. :D
  3. GG,

    It's so good to hear from you. It's even better to hear good news. Your advice will be taken!

  4. witzend

    witzend Well-Known Member

    I'm soooo glad to see you! I had been concerned that we hadn't seen you for a while! 35 radiation treatments! I'm so sorry! I'm glad to hear that you are feeling better and getting your eyesight back!
  5. DDD

    DDD Well-Known Member

    What a nice Easter surprise! I'm so glad you are doing better and so sorry that you have had to face such a lengthly difficult treatment period. Fondest wishes come your way. DDD
  6. Suz

    Suz (the future) MRS. GERE

    GG, I've missed you so much. It's wonderful to hear from you today. Thank you so much for touching base- please check in often. :flowers:

  7. everywoman

    everywoman Active Member

    It is such a blessing to watch you face this with dignity, grace, and humor. I am in awe of your strength. Thanks for updating.
  8. KTMom91

    KTMom91 Well-Known Member

    Thanks so much for your update. Many Easter hugs.
  9. Fran

    Fran Former desparate mom

    What a wonderful thing to see you post. I think of you often. You are handling your challenges as you always do, with humor, dignity and warrior woman mentality. It seems to have helped you get through this and is a model for all of us for when we face our own private challenges.
    Last edited: Apr 10, 2010
  10. Nomad

    Nomad Guest

    Wonderful to hear from you. So kind of you to think of us.
    You are an inspiration!
    Continued good thoughts and prayers.
  11. CrazyinVA

    CrazyinVA Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Big hugs, GG. Glad to see a post from you.
  12. Mattsmom277

    Mattsmom277 Active Member

    I'm so glad to see your post and to know your vision is clearing. You sound very upbeat which is terrific. I imagine its been a rough while so I hope that you are well on your way to better days ahead. Keep being so strong GG. (((hugs)))
  13. trinityroyal

    trinityroyal Well-Known Member

    GG, thanks for posting an update. I am very glad to hear that your vision is clearing.
    Continuing to send good thoughts and prayers your way.

  14. susiestar

    susiestar Roll With It

    What a wonderful update! I find myself inspired by your strength and humor and determination through the very difficult road you have been on. My thoughts an prayers are with you and yours.
  15. DammitJanet

    DammitJanet Well-Known Member Staff Member


    How wonderful to hear from you! Im glad you have officially finished all those treatments. Ugh. The hysterectomy should be a breeze after all that!

    Was the eyesight problem from chemo or radiation? My dad was recently dxd with lung cancer and has started a round of 32 treatments of radiation treatments. He has completed 14 days now I believe and just started getting some side effects. I hope he has as good an outcome as you sound like you have had.
  16. gcvmom

    gcvmom Here we go again!

    I hope all the treatments are effective and that you achieve 100% remission! When will you know for sure?
  17. Im a Believer

    Im a Believer New Member

    GG ~ I don't "know" you but it's nice to hear good news! TFS
  18. AnnieO

    AnnieO Shooting from the Hip

    GG - woo hoo! I love good news. And I am especially glad to hear from you, glad that the world is not so fuzzy for you... !!! :) We've missed you.
  19. Estherfromjerusalem

    Estherfromjerusalem Well-Known Member

    Goldenguru, I'm so pleased to read that you are making good progress. Sending you a big hug.

    Love, Esther
  20. WhymeMom?

    WhymeMom? No real answers to life..

    Great to hear of your progress! Thinking of you and sending "clearing" thoughts your way.....................