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.
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