I finished chemo on the 5th of Nov.. three days before Jorja's 3rd birthday... i skipped out of that place on cloud nine.. it was such a great feeling that it was finally over with.. all done!
As usual i was sick for about a week but this time it was different a end... We had a small family party at home for Jorja.. it was a really great day... perfect really.. These are the moments that i really do cherish now... don't take anything for grated anymore.
Three weeks after my final chemo i met with my surgeon to discuss my surgery.. and a date was set! December 17th.. WOW the week before Christmas... i had so much to do in such a short amount of time... we where having Christmas lunch at our house with 17 people ( 6 of them kids).
Its really amazing how family and friends just BE there for you.. i wouldn't have been able to put on lunch without all the help i got... everyone brought a dish so in the end all i had to do was cook a turkey! EASY!!!!
With last minute shoots Christmas shopping and end of school stuff i was run off my feet.. but you know i LOVED every minute of it.. it felt great to be normal again.. it felt great to be me again!
Surgery came by so fast... i was shit scared.. i was scared of everything... But now i can say i'm done.. i have finished my treatment.. back in June it seemed so far away..
On Christmas Eve i got the BEST news anyone could have ever asked for.. my doctors told me they found NO CANCER left in my breast.. NONE.. anywhere.. NOT IN MY GLANDS... NOWHERE... i swear to you i jumped up and down and screamed a very naughty word (lol).. the best Christmas present i could have ever asked for.. It still brings me to tears when i think about it.. I am well on my way to winning this battle. And deep in my heart i know i will... I make this promise to myself everyday...
I was so spoilt this Christmas... Mark brought me a brand new camera and battery pack a CANON 40D.. oh man i am so loving it.... And of course the kids where spoilt rotten.. i went a bit over board this year.. but you know what i don't care anymore.. they both have put up with so much this year and i really wanted to make this Christmas special.. and it was!..
Now.. well now i am still a bit sore from surgery.. but am coming along well.. my doctors are very happy with me and my outcome.. so i couldn't really ask for more.. I am ready for 2009 and ready for whatever this year brings me (hopefully all good this year ;).
Here is a self portrait.. i took this two days before i had surgery.....
( note: i have more hair now...lol)
I would really like to thank all of my blogger friends, scrap friends, and clients for all your support this past six months... your words to me ring in my head everyday.. they keep my strong they keep me going..
i mean really i have no WORDS.... THANK YOU ALL and god bless
Also a very special thank you to my dear friend Katie.. girl you where there for me every step of the way... no matter what melt down i was having you where there ALWAYS to listen and support me.. I love you sweetie... you are a true friend!