It’s my usual feel good Sunday, only difference is, I know I will only start feeling better and better now my toxic chemo is over and not being hit again tomoz with it. Worth a NYE eve drink I reckon.
In light of feeling good and only 13 days from my cruise, I managed a 30 minute swim today. Albeit a few 10 second breaks for my poor arms to recover but my fitness seemed to hold up over all. Planning on improving that by swimming everyday and walking a little b4 we leave. And now my funny tummy feeling is gone I can focus on my diet too. Not looking for miracles, just a better version of what I’ve been for the last 6 months.
Happy Days xx
Published by Debra Mesecke
I was 21 and I was planning a wedding, buying a house and had a job interview for the job of my dreams on my 22nd birthday. You see I was being made redundant and had to find a new job by August. Especially with the new mortgage now. It was April. I worked for CML and my new job was a done deal. All I needed was a medical. And with that, just like that....my life was turned upside down and I was diagnosed with CML, ha ha, I know the irony. My hematologist had a laugh at that too. I had Chronic Myeloid Leukeamia, which was normally reserved for 70 year old men. Quite rare for a young adult to get, so how would they treat it? I underwent two separate trials until finally it was decided my best chance of survival (all be it only 50% chance), would be a MUD BMT (matched unrelated bone marrow transplant), now known as VUD Allograt (volunteer unrelated donor). I was told 21 years ago the chance of finding a match was 1 in 20,000 (and that is everyone was on the bone marrow donor registry). Scary odds. So being the risk taker I am I said "go for it". They found a match and that was my first miracle in this journey. The second miracle was, it worked - new blood type, two different DNA profiles and the miracle of medicine was reborn inside me. The third miracle is my son.
25 years on, I now face a new challenge. Breast Cancer. Certainly not the first person to have cancer, to have invasive ductile cancer, hormone receptive and HER2 +, or to even have a dual diagnosis. But this is not another Webiste about a cancer survivor, this is just my excuse to finally publicly write. Along the way I am hoping I can share some insights I have learnt over the years and at the same time, give you a good belly laugh.
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❤️😘 you’re amazing & I hope 2019 always reminds you of that. x
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