Well I had my 6 months check up in June and it looks like everything is progressing.
Even though I have an 'abundance' of enlarged nodes the three main ones they are really taking notice of are getting bigger.
My oncologist said to me that when I have '3 nodes over 3cm its time to start treatment'.
Two in my abdomen have grown to over 4cm but the one under my clavicle is 2cm.
I don't know why but I am much more at ease after my check up.
During the first 6 months it was all playing with my head. Not on a daily basis but I would definitely have my flat days.
Since my check up I am more at peace and am just getting on with things.
I am personally predicting that I will need chemo after my next check up in December the way things are going although my Dr said that they could actually shrink by themselves in that time and I would still have to wait.
I am not being negative but my gut is telling me it's going to be the opposite.
In the meantime I am looking forward to just enjoying life. Going on our family cruise in August, heading to Byron Bay with 6 of my girlfriends in October and then my 20th wedding anniversary with my hubby in November.
I am also really excited to participate in the Relay for Life on 11 and 12 October.
I've had an overwhelming response to a notice I put on Facebook. I have never 'put it out there' about being diagnosed so only really my family and close friends knew about it. I wrote how wonderful the Cancer Council has been in supporting me since diagnosis and they will no doubt be there through the long haul and I wanted to give something back to them and asked for people to sponsor me.
I raised $300.00 in 6 hours.
I still feel a little funny saying that I have cancer when other than feeling low sometimes I am really well. I think of everyone who is going through treatment at the moment and just hope that I am as brave as they all are.
Cancer Council NSW would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land on which we live and work.We would also like to pay respect to elders past and present and extend that respect to all other Aboriginal people.