Had a six month check up last week. Everything looks superb when it comes to my numbers and blood work. All of which I could not be more grateful. (This month marks three years since my last and FINAL chemotherapy.) However, it was a huge battle to get the blood, which pretty much has been the case ever since chemotherapy. 💉
In my circumstance, I was administered the glorious chemo cocktail via my veins. As a result, the veins used stopped working. The pain at the time was excruciating. The veins in my arms would STING for days after each infusion. Up until recently, I would have random pains in my forearms - perhaps this was my veins healing.
The blocked veins have impacted my ability to give blood, something that’s checked every semester (or sometimes monthly) in a cancer patient. Usually they have to go in through my hand, which is also painful. Since my hand wasn’t working last week, another technician tried my arm. I was left with the biggest bruise of all time, but finally my vein proved to have healed. BLOOD FLOW for the first time since chemo!! Feels like I need to celebrate. Cheers to healing and my body’s healing! ✨
Carly is a journalist, wife & mother. At 37 she was diagnosed with Stage Three Breast Cancer and underwent chemo and surgery. In our latest blog, Carly tells us how finding the right post surgery bra was harder than she expected. #breastcancer#mastectomy
1-2-3 & just like that my first three treatments are done 👊 I get to step out of the boxing ring for a week. Then back in for the fight. Fighting stage 4 breast cancer & in this fight for the third time. I’ll keep lifting those ropes and jumping in with my head and arms up high! 🥊🥊 As I’m sitting here in my chemo chair with other patients and nurses around me, there are emotions & thoughts that play over & over in my mind. Knowing I need to remain positive & full of faith to keep going. 💖 I’m blessed to be given great care & treatment. I pray & hope constantly it will work for me & everyone in this hospital fighting near or far. I’m thankful for the support I have, my family & friends. I’m thankful for those that listen to me when I need to vent. It truly is a journey. If you have been affected with cancer in anyway in your life you’ll know what us cancer patients are going through. Us cancer fighters go through depression, anxiety, nauseous, fatigue, pain, some had to give up parts of our bodies to be proactive, some of us may lose our hair & maybe some of us have breakdowns too ( btw we are allowed) these are only some symptoms to say the least.....We wear our scars that show our strength & what we’ve been through, and to that we say fuck you cancer, you can go now! What do I do? I smile 😊 I look at someone that has no emotion or looking sad and afraid and I just smile! The smile I get in return feels uplifting! We are not alone, we are in this together! 🥰💖💙❤️ My sister Cathy is doing awesome with her fight as well! Kick ass Cathy! Knock it down! 👊🥊💕 #letsfcancer#nevergiveup#breastcancer#stupidcancer#fuckcancer#smile#laugh#love#pray#support#sunnybrook#tatasisters#fight
I finally figured out that when the weather changes, it totally messes with all the scar tissue in my brain area which in turn causes a migraine on day 1 then leads to massive neck and shoulder tension. So I have figured out that muscle relaxer is so much more helpful then pain pills.
What problem have you figured out lately?
So my friend and @austinmusclerestoration intern Robert Paape brought me some amazing food from @preptoyourdoor in #austintexas . I had an amazing salad, apple cinnamon oatmeal and baked potato soup. Everything was fantastic!! This company will deliver 5, 10 or 20 meals per week to your door. Everything was organic, local, fresh and sustainable! Also #glutenfree#dairyfree and #plantbased . Please if you are in #atx check out this company!!! (also pictured is his favorite CBD oil called Good Vibes!)
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MicCom cancer foundation field team visited Otan Ayegbaju town yesterday to present health talk and screening exercises on the three focal cancers of the foundation( breast cancer, cervical cancer and prostate cancer) over one hundred clients was screened.
Today is the last day to enter our #SawsForACause giveaway! Enter here for your chance to win a limited-edition pink #chainsaw, and help us spread the word about Men Against Breast Cancer's crucial work. Link in bio.
Good morning. I head to my Oncologist for my 6 month check up! Looking forward to seeing how far I have come. It’s all in the numbers at this point. Progress is daily and let’s be honest when working out after 6 months of little movement everything’s sore. So I’m interested to see how my hard work has paid off. How my blood looks, my vitamins, my anemia. It’s hard to believe my first surgery for cancer was almost 6 months ago. It seems like a lifetime ago.
Today I am grateful for my health, my drs., my surgeons and my implants. Here’s to a lifetime of cancer free. ———->forward, we get just one life. Live it to your fullest, with intent and great attitude. Let no one or no thing move you from your lane.💕💕💕💕 #cancerfree#health#inspireothers#grateful#nobaddays#breastcancer#gratitude#perspective#beccasbelievers#believe
Kostel sv. Ignáce z Loyoly💒
Znáte ho? Neumím to skoro vyslovit, ale chodím sem před každým ozařováním. Takže v podstatě denně. Každý den působí jinak. Jednou je sluncem uvnitř ozářený stejně silně jako zvenku. 🌅 Jindy, když je pod mrakem, je zase tmavý a tajemný. 🌌Vždycky to tam ale krásně voní. 😇 Na člověka dolehne atmosféra ticha a pokory.
A já jdu pak na ozařování s mnohem větším klidem.🧘🏼♀️ Ono někdy stačí se jen zastavit a koukat. A v kostele to jde dobře. ✨
Nejsem katolík. Kostel, synagoga, mešita, chrám... Na tom nesejde. Věřím. A to stačí.❤️
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Yesterday was Fill day! 💉💉
I think I am only one or two more fills from being at a happy size!
This is my last fill before our trip to Turks and Caicos for our belated honeymoon! (Thanks to a special someone)
We shall see how big of an issue carrying well over 3 oz and magnets as nipples through customs is going to be.
"C'est très dur pour moi de poster ça. Cependant, je ne suis pas mes cicatrices, je ne suis pas ma peau, je ne suis pas mes cheveux, je ne suis pas mes seins ou mes mamelons, ou ceux qui ont disparu. Je suis Sonia, pétillante mais calme, personne empathique qui est toujours prête à tout pour ses proches. J'aime les chiens, voyager et la nourriture épicée. Je ne suis pas dans le jugement, et j'ai toujours pensé que les imperfections faisaient la perfection."
Ainsi débute le message de Sonia Kaur, survivante du cancer du sein comme elle l'indique elle-même sur son compte Instagram. Sur ce cliché, elle pose dénudée avec ces mots écrits sur le corps "Je ne suis pas mes cicatrices."
Non, ce n'est pas la maladie qui vous définit, ni les marques laissées sur votre corps. Ce qui compte, c'est VOUS : vos goûts, vos passions, ce que vous décidez de faire de votre vie. <3
As a surgeon, you learn a *massive* new vocabulary that is the collection of surgical instruments you will use in the operating room. There are thousands upon thousands of different instruments, each one unique, and often eponymous; for example, Adson forceps are named after Dr. Alfred Washington Adson, a pioneer in neurosurgery in the 1950's. Here, Kristina, our fabulous med student, is learning the standard instruments I use for a partial mastectomy and sentinel lymph node biopsy. 💉🙌
Hoy se acabó!!! Radioterapia 25/25 done 👯👯
Chao pantuflas con mi nombre, chao bata, chao ruido extraño, chao dolor de brazo! Chao clínica (al menos todos los días🤸🏽♀️) Todavía me acuerdo en marzo cuando me explicaron todo lo que se venía, que pensaba y era como omg! Que eternidad, Y al fin se acabó!! Ahora a empezar una vida más normal, sin ataduras por sentirme mal, sin tantas restricciones. Así que yuhuuuuuuuuiiii!!!! 🤗❣️🤸🏽♀️👯🤩 Javi Mayo is back