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    Well it's been a while since posting- chemo and work have consumed my time! So I just had my 5th chemo of 6 this past Friday. It's sent me into immediate menopause...fun times at 49! One more treatment to go on July 19th! I started taking Evening Primrose instead of the prescribed med my oncologist gave me. The heat here in the midwest is hot and humid so the hot flashes are just a perk! I've continued to maintain my weight within 5 pounds since beginning this journey. I've followed the cookbook the Cancer Society had provided to me when I was initially diagnosed. With all the steroids I feared I'd gain. My home support team continues to give me strength and keep my attitude so positive! I know I have 30 radiation treatments after chemo however i feel in comparison it'll be smooth sailing. I also am set back at my friends who've had a breast cancer diagnosis since mine. It's scary---
    My hair was all but gone after my 3rd treatment. It's starting to grow back but I'm told it'll fall out again before it's over. I rock bald and proud of it! I told my Oncologist, he knows my sense of humor, I only see the white hairs growing and not the black! He laughed when I asked him if we could do something about this! Sleep and rest have been my friend. I've learned the stubborn, hard way. I have chemo on Fridays and generally stay out of work until Wednesday to let my body recover. However this week I've been written off work the entire week. I feel guilty as I need to be at work for my employees yet I know the heat, in a factory, will only wear me down and make me nauseous. Here's a picture from the night before chemo-My Mother and I. She's my rock-I'm an only child and she's been at my side through every step of the process.Cooking, cleaning and uprooting her and my father's life to care for me after chemo for the days following. I'm grateful for my best friend and my parents---with CANCER---it takes a village...love to all!

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      Gigi3

      @indyh07. So very glad you are doing well on your regime. I had chemo 33 years ago, so things were very different. I started menopause immediately and lost my hair within 2weeks at age 42. I worked every day but took off Wednesday, chemo days, the last 2 months of treatment. So happy treatment has changed for the better.

      16 days ago
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      indyh07

      I can't thank you all enough for the positive vibes! This has certainly given me a new perspective on an already positive outlook. I respect each of you for going through this before me. The overwhelming posts and advice have played an intricate role in my treatments! Love to each and all!

      16 days ago
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      kimba9584

      love your positive waysas for the hair i loved my white curls that came back them it changed again .it changes all the time

      16 days ago
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