Well today was my final blood test & herceptin injection & so the end of my treatment! Hoobloodyrah! 🎉🍾. It’s been a hell of a year but thankfully I’m clear of cancer now.
In myself I’m doing ok but have managed to pick up 3 colds in the last couple of months & this latest one has turned into a chest infection, so I’ve been signed off work & put on antibiotics. They weren’t kidding when they said it takes a long time for your immune system to recover!
I’ve got one more echocardiogram to check the herceptin hasn’t damaged my heart & a follow up appointment with the oncologist in November but after that, all being well, it’ll just be twice yearly check ups.
In November I start a 4 week course run by Breast Cancer Care and NHS hospitals. There are expert speakers and they provide information, support and professional guidance on how to cope with and adjust to life after breast cancer treatment.
My hair is slowly growing back. It’s not curly yet but there’s definitely a wave there. My dream of straight hair has gone out of the window 😩
I don’t want to preach to everyone but please be breast aware. During the past year while I’ve been having treatment, 2 other ladies I know have also been diagnosed with breast cancer. It’s now 1 in 8 women who get diagnosed, so it’s far too common.
As this is my last post I’d just like to say a huge huge thank you to everyone for all your amazing support and help through it all. You’ve made the journey so much easier.
Love & best wishes to you all. xxxxxx