[Got the 👍 at my post op appt even though Dr. S drained 50 cc’s of fluid. 🙈 Hit the trails to celebrate. 10 miles never felt so good.] November 3, 2015

Now that I had the OK from Dr. S, I made the first chemo appointment with Dr. M. I had thought and thought about it and figured it was better to get started rather than procrastinate and drag out the inevitable. I also placed it so that Thanksgiving, my birthday, Christmas, and New Year’s would fall at decent times. (I was guessing based on research I had done on the drugs I would be given.) It was the best logic I had at the time and it all worked out in the end.

So, now I was not only appreciating that my post-op body was working the way it did before, but I was also appreciating that these days outside might be limited again soon by the chemo treatments [sigh].

Good thing I learned a few important tricks in these 3 months since diagnosis and I was holding onto them moving forward:

  1. Seeing unknowns as adventures is way better than being fearful.
  2. Facebragging about said adventures helps.
  3. Finding my sense of humor is a lifesaver in a difficult situation.
  4. My friends are a greater resource than I ever realized (like here and here).
  5. Having a team behind me is worth everything in not feeling alone (BOOM).
  6. Focusing on the NOW and not the future really does lead to more enjoyment.
  7. I am stronger than I think! (remember this and this?)
  8. Therapy helps even when I don’t think I need it.
  9. There is tremendous benefit in simply moving forward (even baby steps).
  10. Change doesn’t have to be a bad thing. I am highly adaptable! (PROOF)

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