These are my two children, Abigail is 10 and Zachary is 4. My breast cancer treatment really took a toll on my son but my daughter was my rock. She was there for each of my surgeries, 4 total. She was so strong during this trying time. She is now in 5th grade and loving every minute of it. Zach did ok for a while, but then started to show some behavioral issues at daycare. He is working with some very special people at "Watch Me Shine" in Bangor, Maine. Thank God for CDS whom we have gotten involved with.
From start to finish, my journey lasted about 11 months. I was diagnosed in June of 2011 and chemotherapy started in July 2011. 8 Chemo treatments, 4 surgeries, 33 Radiation treatments and taking Tamoxifen, my journey will never be over. I will be on the Estrogen Modulating medicine for at least 5-10 years anyway. I was pre-menopausal at time of diagnosis so I will be on Tamoxifen for quite a while.
I spent about $500 in just gas during my radiation treatments, 50 mile round trip to Lafayette Cancer Center in Brewer, Maine. Though there were women getting radiation that lived 100's of miles from Lafayette Cancer Center.
I have taken the Visalus 90 day challenge. I have named it my Pink Ribbon Challenge which is one my causes that I have started to bring awareness to Breast Cancer. Please visit my Body By VI website for more information. Visalus is a non GMO Soy Protein with isoflavones removed. It will not increase the amount of estrogen in your system, so it is very safe. I have started my Challenge to be Healthy and Vibrant.
Please visit my Pink Ribbon Challenge Supper at the Newport Masonic Lodge on Rt 7, Newport, Maine, Sept 29th. There will be Pink Ribbon items for sale, 50/50 raffle, basket raffle, My Divine Crystals Jewelry and Crystals, and other exciting games for the kids.