I must say the light at the end of this DCIS tunnel is getting brighter, praise God. I am feeling more like myself for the first time in months. I think I am finally free of that abscess after my surgeon cut out those infected pieces at the last surgery. Praying that I don’t get any re-occurrences of infection. Feeling much better from this flu-like infection that had me sick all week and caused me to cancel my birthday party. My energy is increasing but I have been sleeping 10 hours a night. Tomorrow is my first day back to work in 3 weeks. God be with me and help me through this next week.

Out with the old sickness and in with the new health. I am on the Tamoxifen as of last Thursday. The studies show much success in inhibiting the re-occurrence of DCIS after taking this for 5 years. The cancer I had was hormone based so the Tamoxifen is used to intervene in blocking those receptor sites. God gave me a clean bill of health in that I had the Index Score of 0 on the genetic study so I did not need to have radiation. I will have a check-up in three months with a mammogram. I will update then on my progress, but I have faith that this chapter in my life is over. I claim victory in Jesus.

I just order the Nutribullet RX. I have the Nutribullet and have been making smoothies for myself and my mom for about 3 months since I was diagnosed. I use frozen blueberries, peaches, strawberries, mango and pineapple. Then fresh ripe bananas, kale and spinach. Almond milk and vanilla Greek yogurt is my base and protein. I add in turmeric, chia seeds, honey and cinnamon for their nutritional value. The RX bullet makes hot soups in 7 minutes out of fresh vegetable. I am excited to get it and start making fresh hot soups.

New goals for the New Year: I want to run/walk for 500 miles and bike for 2000 miles in 2015. I want to run in Beach to Bay 2015 and the Rock and Roll Half Marathon in San Antonio. I want to ride the whole 65 miles in Conquer the Coast in September, God willing. As in the wise words of ACDC “I’m back! I’m back in the saddle again!”


Back to the daily grind

It feels good to get back to work and start organizing those things that need tending. There are many things I need to get done before my surgery. I want to get caught up with my psychological report writing and complete my professional development hours between now and surgery date of the 16th of December. I have been blessed that I enjoy what I do for a living. Seeing patients and keeping busy make me happy.

I went for a short bike ride with my daughter this afternoon. It was short and sweet. Felt tired but I was able to do it, praise God. I hope to build myself up over the next few weeks to help my body get stronger again and fight off fatigue and infections. I miss my long runs and bike rides. God willing 2015 will be a year of recovery and new exercise goals. I hope I get a new bike for Christmas too.

Honestly, I really don’t think about my cancer much. I know I have to have surgery to make sure the docs removed all the affected tissue, but it is just going through the motions. I am more scared of infection after the surgery and the weakness I feel. I am praying that I will be able to do my usual holiday exercises after this ordeal. That is, with God’s help and the shot my hematologist promised to give me before surgery to beef up my bone marrow into producing more white cells. I usually go for a 5 mile run as a gift to myself for my birthday on January the first. I hope I can do something, if not 5 miles, some type of exercise post surgery.

To all those that are tired, weak and heavy laden, Jesus is alive and there for you. Just ask and know beyond a shadow of a doubt that you are being heard and tended too. There is no illness, sin, grief or regret bigger than God. God bless.