The time is flying and my computer is hopefully fixed! I have not been idle in this time though as have two weddings I am preparing for. Exciting and exhausting time. I hope this will keep me on task by having my computer back but also keeping me updated and able to do more researching and learning. I am aware that there is a new drug for lung cancer which is great. Why am I excited about that? The reason is that any breakthrough on any cancer, brings it closer to answers for all. We also are hearing about Angelina's recent update of her proactive surgery and getting those ovaries out and the genetic testing that included her reasoning for having that surgery. I am glad that is information getting out but as there are thousands of women making those decisions all the time. I, for one am all about being pro-active but we should also mention there are other choices and options. This is a personal issue and something that should be thoroughly discussed with your own physician. This is your life and journey and just as I wouldn't emulate Kim K and dye my hair like hers, I would have a hysterectomy to be like Angelins. Be your own best advocate and take care of you! Making it great! S
I am now retired but I continue to read, research, and learn. I was asked why bother to keep working on this and my answer is simple.... We aren't there yet! I can walk away from the job but I still need answers and cancer is still here and I have previous patients that I continue to care about and people contacting with new beginnings into this strange world of breast cancer and I still need to continue my own track as I am not in treatment but must remain vigilant and pro-active in pursuing my health. I continue self breast exams and my mammograms and any other teststhatmay be required.