Hi Ladies! I haven't been on in months and it's been a roller coaster of a year but I am definitely returning to blogging. I've been dealing with family things - my wonderful mom was diagnosed with stage II breast cancer on December 16, 2013 and I was there with her every single step of the way. It was difficult but with the help from our family, friends, amazing doctors and nurses we have persevered.
I have GREAT news that after a bilateral mastectomy, several tests, port placement, ct scans, 16 chemo infusions (4 Red Devils and 12 Taxols) my mom is now done with her chemo treatments and her scans are clean. I am elated and overjoyed and know it's still a long road ahead. Life is so precious and I know how short our time is on earth so I have been off from work since February and actually formally left my job in June.
I ended leaving my job so I could fully dedicate my time to being with my mom and caring for my son. It's been great but I'm definitely ready to return to work and have started looking for work. Thanks to my husband for being there so I could take this time off. It's been so weird because I've worked straight for the past 18 years but it was so nice to take this time off.
I learned to start taking of myself after my mom's diagnosis because after seeing what she had to go through, I never want to go through it myself. Cancer is such an terrifying disease and I would never wish it upon anyone. I've learned to try and eat organic/clean as much as possible and to cook my own meals so I have more control over what my family and I eat. I try to urge everyone I care about to start watching what they put in their bodies because it can affect us in so many ways. I do try and indulge once in a while but start right back to eating clean the following day.
As for my little boy, well he's been great! He's 3 years old now but still challenged in his communication skills. He starts speech therapy in late August for four days a week and I can't wait for him to start speaking in sentences. Anyway, how are you all doing?