Five weeks post op.Another fever, another thought


As of now, I’m on day 7 running a low grade fever! All I can do is lay around and wait for them to go away.

I was sent to my PCP , and low and be hold an infection on my right side where my drains where!! I didn’t feel it, it didn’t look infected….but I have to remember it is also the side I had radiation. I admit I am a little nervous. But I am thankful because it could be worse, right??

Now I’ve been taken off the antibiotic from last week and have been prescribed Cipro. Fingers crossed it works, because tomorrow was supposed to be the first fill up for my girls. As with anything in my life there are always bumps in my road of life. Right now I am feeling pretty down, but I am trying my hardest to keep my chin up and laughter in my voice.

I received a beautiful book from someone who also had a bilateral mastectomy. I will leave you with this thought from the book.

Someone once said, “Circumstances don’t determine character-they reveal it. Who we are as human beings revealed most clearly during times of struggle, hardship, pain and suffering. It’s easy to be a good person with things are going great. But when times get tough, that’s when you’ll really find out stuff you’re made of”.
(Learning to Dance in the Rain by Mac Anderson)


About chemobrainandmore

My name is Heather and I am now 39 yrs old living at the Jersey shore. I was diagnosed Jan 2011 with stage II A breast cancer right after my 36th birthday. Sadly I was married for just a year at the time.I had four rounds of chemo 33 round of radiation a lumpectonly and MANY ,MANY biopsies. As if that was not enough I ended up having a total hysterectomy summer of 2012. And then this past July 2013 I under went a bilateral mastectomy and I am still under going reconstruction. I am a mom, a wife and a survivor! I have had more ups and downs then I have fingers and toes! But through it all I have had a smile on my face and try to laugh my way through it all. I have done two Strides Walk for breast cancer and I am extremely proud of how much I have raised ( I made pacesetter status!) I enjoy laughing and making people laugh, and if my blog can shed some light on cancer and make one person laugh at ,or with me ,then the fight has been worth it. Thank you for reading about my life and taking a ride with me on this journey. Feel free to reach out to me, I love being able to pay it forward and help others!

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