It feels good to know that I have completed my last chemo treatments. We are now moving forward to me having my double mastectomy in a month. For the most part, I still have been feeling pretty good. The only side effect that has been getting a little worse is the tingling in my fingertips.
We survived the Polar Vortex that came the first part of this month. Our car was prepared with extra blankets, mittens, hats etc. Luckily we were able to make it to my chemo treatments without any interruptions.
I have been in better spirits this past couple of weeks. I loved being together with family and friends during the holidays. I was so happy that everyone was feeling well and we were able to be with both our families for Christmas.
We had a very quiet Thanksgiving, Mark and I celebrated by ourselves at home. We went for an afternoon walk at Petrifying Springs in Kenosha. Then on Saturday my girlfriend Michelle came over and decorated my head with a henna tattoo (also known as Mehndi) using the henna cones my neighbor Angela so generously lent me last week.
I can’t tell you how great I feel right now. I have the worst of the four treatments behind me and I got through the first treatment of Taxol without any problems to speak of. The first night after treatment I had so much energy that it was hard for me to get to sleep.
Everything so far is going well with my breast cancer treatment. The very good piece of news that I received this week is that I have tested negative for both BRCA mutations (BRCA1 and BRCA2). So that makes me feel better for the chances of any of my six sisters coming down with breast cancer.