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Hi there! I’m back and here’s what I’ve been up to

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Hi there! I’m back and here’s what I’ve been up to

                                        



So I know I have not posted in quite some time. So Here are things in the past few months in a nut she’ll.

I returned back to work to in May to my normal routine. It was extremely hard because of the chemo brain trying to remember everything which I’m sure others can relate to. Unfortunately in October I thought I had a really bad stomach virus and went to the emergency room I was misdiagnosed with a neoplasm in my liver and was completely freaked out that the cancer had metastasized. The next day I went to my oncologist and by the time I got there I was in liver failure and returned back to the emergency room and low and behold I had gallstones and pancreatitis! Seriously you can’t make this crap up!! The pancreatitis was so bad I was admitted to the hospital for seven days and ended up having my gallbladder removed. So that was a lot of fun because it was my son’s first homecoming and unfortunately I had to miss that milestone. Btw being admitted that long is enough to make you nuts! I was lucky enough for three days to have the room to myself. Plus I had a fan and febreeze with me to make it more tolerable. You know me I’m always looking for a way to make to crappy stuff a little more easy to deal with.





Then next, I had my six-month infusion. That was a treat as always, however it was made worse by my new diagnosis of Lupis. Yes, another wonderful aliment that I have been blessed with. Thanks to my surgical oncologist who recommended me going to a rheumatologist because of my PTSD ,anxiety ,skin disorders and allergies she  pinpointed that it might be something other then a coincidence I had all these issues. So after going through all the testing with the rheumatologist I was also diagnosed with Epstein- Barr . I’m glad I have these diagnosis is now because I am absolutely exhausted all the time and I couldn’t figure out why.( so to everyone who thought I was lazy, haha your wrong).

And last but not least looking towards the future I’m starting to begin planning my next reconstruction surgery. It’s been a year since I’ve had my implants put in and I truly feel like it’s time to close the door in this chapter. I’m starting to feel somewhat incomplete by the way I look. I’m just worried about the anesthesia and going through the pain of not being able to be mobile for a few weeks. Not that I’m not saying having my breasts perfect makes me a complete person, but I’m just reminded every single time I look in the mirror of what I’ve been through the past four years of my life. Truthfully I’m just really over cancer. And plus I finally get to get my tattoos of the cherry and strawberry for my nipples! LOL

The other thing that I’ve been up to is I open my own Etsy store to help with my anxiety. I usually do my crafting late at night when I can’t sleep ,I find it extremely calming. Personally when I was going through my chemo treatment or anytime now that I am really anxious, my husband takes me for a ride down by the beach. So I figured why not start a little Etsy store with my crafts that I do with sea glass, shells,  jewelry and wreaths. Plus who can’t use a little extra money for the medical bills! If you would like to check out my store here is the link, I hope you enjoy it. I called it ShoreSerenity.

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If the link does not work go to Etsy and put in ShoreSerenity to vist my store!

I hope you enjoy!





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Is it really infusion time again?!?! How much can a person take??

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Is it really infusion time again?!?! How much can a person take??

Yep, it’s been six months since my last vile infusion of Zometa. I am so horribly anxious about the pain. And yes, the night terrors have stated up. What I’m so anxious about Is this type of bone pain is indescribable. It gives me chills just thinking of how my legs, jaw and pelvis will ache and I won’t sleep or walk 😦 Unfortunately it is a evil necessity!

The positive is, three down seven to go!!!! Ok, not much positivity to go on with this one, but I’ll be happy I won’t have osteoporosis in my 70’s! So I guess BRING IT ON, I’ve been through worse, right?????

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Pain, pain go away!

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This pass week I have barely made it to my down stairs to my couch and back. This infusion really knocked the crap out of me. I remember it being bad last time, but not this bad. It feels almost like after I would give myself the Neulasta injections during chemo. All I want to know is was I unknowingly coaxed into being a piñata at a fiesta?? Because that’s how I feel… beat to hell!! And if I was, where the hell is my margarita?

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I'll take two of those thank you!!

I’m sick of the bone and joint pain, not to mention being up all night and sleeping all day. Let’s see I got the infusion Monday late afternoon so its 5 days of this fun. Now I hate taking the percs because they mess with my stomach and the last thing I need is for things to get backed up and have more pain. I missed two of my sons basketball games which are the highlight of my week. On the bright side I only have 8 more of these to endure over the next four years yay. Also its been pretty cold out here at the Jersey shore so maybe being in bed laid up is good timing 🙂 Plus I have my good old buddy Boomer who is more then happy to cuddle up in bed with me. There is nothing like the love of a dog! He could careless I have not brushed my hair in a week lol!

Its once again infusion time

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You never really get used to getting infusions. Today’s cocktail consists of Zomta. ( truthfully i would prefer a cocktail with a little umbrella in it!) This one is to prevent bone loss due to chemo at a young age and my hysterectomy.  Im am supposed to have this every six months.

The next few days are gonna suck!!! My bones and muscles hurt so bad after. Looks like its breakfast in bed for me for the next few days 🙂 Gotta find some positive in it!!

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Lets get comphy!!!

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Wow i look so thrilled lol

Infusion confusion

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So, Monday I received my first of series of infusions for my bones called Zometa. Apparently this drug needs to be administered every 6 months for the next 5 years because the of  my recent hysterectomy, chemotherapy, and being on Femera. All of which reduce estrogen in your body which is great since my BC was ER positive. But not so great for your bones. All of these things can reduce your bone density and increase your chance of developing osteoporosis. Nooooo thank you I like my bones in one piece!

Prior to receiving my infusion I discussed with my doctor all my recent allergies I have been having. So we decided on a cocktail (sadly not a martini), of Benadryl and steroids prior to the infusion just as a precaution. Within minutes of receiving the Benadryl I felt very loopy( not such a bad feeling after it taking about 15 mins and several stabs at my veins to get an IV started lol). I have extremely bad veins,so it is par for the course when I need a IV or blood drawn. Three sticks is a charm! LoL
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I’m not gonna lie, but it was a little strange being back in the infusion suite. But I gotta do what I gotta do to keep myself healthy from now on. For once in the infusion suite I was the old kid on the block and had experience unfortunately of already undergoing my chemo. I did speak to a woman who is there for her second treatment and try to encourage her to hang in there that she would definitely get through all this, just as I have and will continue to do.

Now they did warn me that I could have some flu like symptoms and joint pain. Boy they were NOT kidding!!!! Hello some joint pain??? The pain is in my hips,upper thighs, feet and hands and is unbearable. Also a thumping headache to boot. Oh and i cant forget to mention the nausea started at 3am last night. And a thirst i cant quench, did someone mention a cocktail before lol??? (Sorry about the little bitch fest but it feels great to get it off chest, or at least what is left of it lol)
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I called my doctor’s first thing when I woke and they give me a narcotic to help take the edge off the pain and some Pepto to calm my stomach both seem to be helping for now.

I feel like as my journey with BC goes on I have developed a sensitivity to more and more medications. This is what has me so confused why is this happening. Has the chemo changed the physiology of my body? Is it me or has this happened to anyone else???
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