And the healing process starts. After 8 months of chemo treatments, I've completed this part of my journey. However, I have not received the you're "cancer free" results yet from my doctor. It might be where the cancer cells are undetectable yet still there. My next tumor marker test will be next month. It's hard not to feel frustrated, sad or scared. 😔😢
People assume once you're done with chemo you're fine or the process is over and that's furthest from the truth. People don't realize the damage chemo does to you mentally & physically. So this is where it's my job now to do what my doctors tell me to make sure I get stronger and healthier in order for me to move on to the next process which is reconstruction surgeries. 💪🏼
People tell me I look good & strong, even my oncologist said this, but I put on a strong face because I've felt it was expected of me and it was the only way I could get through chemo.
Healing will take some time. My doctors don't know exactly how long, it depends on my body. I just need to have patience and do my part. 🙏🏻
Thanks to everyone who sent me well wishes on my last day of chemo last Thursday!! That meant the world to me to receive such love, support & encouragement from so many people. ❤️🙏🏻
I'll still be documenting my journey though it may be less for the moment while I heal from chemo. I have doctor appointments still and will give updates when I have them. Yes, I'll be posting during my reconstruction process, which will be starting in a few months.
If those fighting cancer have any questions or need someone to chat with, I'm here. Comment or send me a message. 💕
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