As of this week, I'm officially one year in remission!
This is obviously a good place to be. I'd hoped for my final reconstruction op to have been completed too but an administrative cock-up at the hospital has pushed it back another two months until the beginning of November. Grrr.
This was particularly annoying as it was only after I'd been in for my pre-op assessment at the end of August that they realised that my surgeon would be on holiday on 5 September - the operation date that I'd had since July.
Initially, I was VERY upset at having to wait another two months. While I know that priority must be given to those at immediate risk from cancer, I am still living with the effects and - more than anything - I really wanted the whole process to be finished. Now, allowing for the post surgical cosmetic treatments that need to be applied, it's quite possible that completion will not be until January 2014, two years after my cancer diagnosis.
However, we are where we are, so I'm taking the opportunity to celebrate the good stuff:
- I'm one year in remission
- I feel very well
- I have a lovely full head of hair
- My new boobs look great!
So while last the few months may have been a bit crap, I am still very lucky; I must never lose sight of that ...
I am a WINNER!
|Celebrating at Lichfield Proms in the Park!|