Jumping into 2012

Hello 2012

Happy New Year!

Radiation is complete!  I went in for my last radiation treatment last Thursday – the 29th.  I really did feel like I was graduating.   After my appointment, we loaded the car and were on our way to Pensacola, FL where we welcomed in 2012!

Ed and I were happy to say good-bye to 2011 and hello to a new year that we are convinced will be better.  But we couldn’t help but recap last year.  The last nine months of 2011, I was diagnosed with breast cancer, underwent 6 rounds of chemotherapy, lost my hair (and eyelashes), had a double mastectomy, went through 28 radiation treatments…not to mention the hundreds of doctors appointments.

Looking ahead, what’s next?  Well, I have to complete the full year of Herceptin treatments (every 3 weeks) that will take me through end of March/early April 2012, get my port removed once Herceptin is complete (yeah), and have one more surgery to remove the expanders and put in the implants (finally).  I am sure there will be an echo cardiogram and CT scan in there somewhere.  But, from there we should move into “maintenance” mode.   Whatever that means.

Thanks to all of you.  We wouldn’t have made it through 2011 without you!  So thank you!



  1. Whatever will you do with all your free time this year ;-). May 2012 be filled with only health and happiness!!

  2. Mary Johnson says:

    Wow,you have been through so much, but 2012 is going to be a great one for you!!!! Wishing all of you a happy and Healthy new year!

    Btw, LOVE Gracie’s pic 🙂

  3. Sheila Sullivan says:

    You are an inspiration! I just know it is going to be a great year for you guys! Hope to see you soon.

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