Friday, June 18, 2010

relay for life 2010

Oncologist Dr Figuroa
relay for life 2010

hair growing out

all my days of treatment

videoI cant believe my treatment is all over, and my hair is growing back, finally no one says "chemo hair"when I see them, what a year it has been,

it is almost my 1 year anniversary of my diagnosis, It was so incredible walking the "Survivor Lap" at the relay for life June 12, 2010. I got to help hold the banner, newly diagnosed this year, survivors in front. My comrads and I (all 6 friends) held the banner, I cried my eyes out. I saw a dozen new sisters and friends that I had met throughout this last year, and we celebrated life and survivorhood all day. How blessed I have been to be able to meet all these incredible people, I never would have thought a year ago I would be wearing a survivor shirt and attending this relay. I just got word that my "Molinda" died the day after the relay of lukemia, I prayed for 5 other chemo friends just hours before they too passed away at the hospital (in the last 6 months), ending their years of fighting cancer. That hurts my heart more than words can say, to loose them in this fight, but I know they are in a better place with no more pain. I feel so much better now, my energy back. I am awaiting a shot to put me back into menopause, (I went into menopause from the chemo)I have since in the last 3 weeks came out of menopause, I could tell my hormones were kicking back on (the doc didnt believe me) so, since my cancer was hormone receptive, I can not have any hormones in my body, I will have my ovaries taken out end of summer, but for now I will just get a shot once a month. It is so nice to have hormones, I feel so much more normal. Well I will be a 41 yr old in a 55yr old body when they take my hormones away again. I have started a job working from home, and I am so busy I havent been on this blog for a while, I still meet with my chemo friends and every time I go for a check up at docs I meet more new cancer sisters. This will be my new life, but with a little bit more hair-thank God. I have walked in the valley of the shadow of death, and God has been with me, carring me thru to the other side to Life again.

1 comment:

  1. BRAVO Cyndi! You are amazing! I love you, and pray for you all.
    Much love!!

    Barb Alexander