Saturday, October 4, 2014

8 Months Post Op

Hello everybody,  8 months since I had "Mindy" removed.  She is not missed.  I am doing very well. I still get a weird squeezing sensation along my scar. Since I have been using Thrive I don't get pain in my head as bad as before.  I still get painful shocks like pains but nowhere as often( maybe a couple times a week not couple times a day) I have learned the hard way I can only push myself but so far before I start having problems.  But other than that I am doing well.  My 6 month check up went great.  My neurologist wants me to talk to new patients to help ease their fears of the surgery and recovery.  I feel and I'm doing better than I was before surgery.   It has really changed how I look at life and my purpose in this world.  Sometimes I have to remind myself I'm still healing.  I did get my head cut  I just want people to know there is life after a brain tumor. Everybody's tumor is different, everyone's recovery is different but we still need the same thing - Support.  This is not something you can go thru alone.  The support groups on Facebook are great because you see your not along.  There are people who understand exactly what you are thinking, feeling, and hoping for.  I thank God for them.  I feel I was better prepared for what was going to happen to me,so I didn't react with panic when weird things happen,  like not being able to taste anything because of the steroids.  They didn't tell me that in the hospital. I learned that from my groups.  I was pissed when my chick fil a nugget didn't taste   here is a list of groups that have helped and prayed for me

Meningioma Mommas   
Meningioma Support For Us
 Grey Matters
 Mind Over Meningioma

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

This month is bittersweet for me.  I am a proud 2 1/2 years survivor.  I am doing well in all aspects of my health. For some reason this month leaves me with mix feelings. I'm happy that I am healthy and doing well.  I feel so bless that God has taken care for me and kept me.  I don't like my scars.  I don't like the changes in my body. I feel bad that others breast cancer journey has been tougher than mine.  I feel bad because some have even lost their battle. I guess it is what called survivor's guilt.  I am so thankful that I am doing well but my heart breaks for those who are not.  Seeing all the pink makes me happy and sad that there is so much pink around.  This disease is affecting young women at an alarming rate.  Plus they are getting the aggressive breast cancer.  I was blessed that my cancer was 1A.  Still treated with surgery but no chemo, no radiation. It is so important to get your mammograms on time.  I found 1 lump on my own but the mammogram for a 2nd. My cancer was found early.  These days it doesn't matter how old you are if you feel something different with your breast, Please, Please get checked out.  This disease is no joke and the earlier it is found the better.

The Breast Cancer Club is one I didn't want to join but proud I am a survivor, so I can help others.  So I am here for anybody who needs to talk and just want an ear to listen and someone who understands all the crazy feelings you are having. Or if you just need some info.  Did you know 1 in 8 women are diagnosed with breast cancer?  Crazy isn't it!  I didn't have breast cancer in my family.  I am the first.  So don't think it won't happen to you.

Bittersweet it is.