Wow! I am so sorry I have not been writing so much lately.
Here is a bit of what has happened.
I was scheduled for my 3rd dose dense chemo treatment (15th total) on the Thursday before the doterra convention which was September 13th. However, the week before i ended up in the hospital with extreme abdominal pain. Actually felt like labor – but I know that is not happening! I believe it was a kidney stone but they found no such thing when they did a scan. So they wrote it off as a side effect of the chemo. I was not happy when they could not give me a reason for why this all happened and was very worried it would happen while I was out of state at the convention. I did not want to miss convention as I had achieved a new level with doterra and was going to be recognized during the convention twice. I was very excited and very worried at the same time.
I managed to convince my dr to postpone my treatment until I came back from convention. So we drove back and arrived home Sunday September 23rd. The next morning I went in for my 3rd dose dense (#15) and I slept during the entire visit. Woke up just long enough to give them my name rank and serial number before injection, ok, I’m kidding but you do have to give them your name and birthdate in order for them to give you the meds.
My best bud came and sat with me the whole time and even took off work to be there. I was so happy. Of course she was rather bored because all she did was watch me sleep. lol. Tim had to work and could not change his schedule so I really appreciated her being there.
I had to shift my work schedule around a bit as I wasn’t feeling to great the next 2 days so I slept alot.
I have also begun to shed alot after my 2nd dose dense as was expected. I am hoping it will not be too much more after I am done with my final chemo on October 8th. Yes #16 will be done then. Not excited about it as you can expect but it is what it is. Send positive vibes that my hair will hang in there. I won’t stop shedding until about 2-3 weeks after the 8th. And I have to continue to baby my hair with cool water washes and only 2x a week of shampooing very gently. Still debating if I will bite the big one and just let my hair go grey or if I will color it again later.
I see the surgeon on October 18th to discuss what type of surgery I will be having. It could be lumpectomy or it could be mastectomy. Not sure and it will depend on how the chemo did as far as shrinking the tumor. Plus I still have the hormone positive tumor to deal with too. Yes I have 2. One is triple negative or non-hormone responsive and more aggressive and the other is estrogen and progesterone positive. Have you seen the commercials for the drugs for hormone positive cancer? Those may be the drugs I will be faced with for years to come. ugh.
On a brighter note I will be speaking about my cancer journey and sharing with a large group tomorrow evening how I have used doterra oils and products during it to help support my health. It has been a great journey. I am also giving away some of those oils to everyone who opens a wholesale account with doterra this month. You can use the oils yourself or you can share it with someone you care about and help their journey. I am so excited to share tomorrow!
And I get to share at the 8th annual Pink Event in New London on October 23rd. It will be at the AmericINN and many survivors will be speaking about their journey’s and giving insight and help to others who are enduring the journey. Lots of prizes and items to win as well as free gifts. Can’t wait to share.
A local photographer offered a free glam session for me to celebrate the end of my chemo journey too! I am so excited and can’t wait for the session later this month. It’s been awhile since I have had pictures taken and I am hoping it will make me feel better after all this junk I’ve been through.
I had a terrific time in Utah during the convention and met some great people. I loved the recognition and walking across a stage in front of over 30,000 people. All cheering me on even if they didn’t know me. doterra donated 5 million to women’s cancer research. On top of that they announced the plans to build 5 more of the already 2 existing natural healing clinics. These will be build outside of Utah and I can’t wait to see where they will go. The doctors will be trained in using essential oils for medicinal purposes for their patients and will offer other natural treatments such as chiropractic care, massage therapy, acupuncture, energy healing, reflexology and more! All while combining these with western medicine to help the patient support the whole body and find the root cause to their health issues. I have hoped and prayed for this type of healing clinic for years and am so glad I get to experience it becoming main stream.
But for some reason – I am sure it is the HOLY SPIRIT – I am feeling ok with all of this. I am not worried as much and I feel at ease during all of this. I am not terrified of the future – at least not very often. lol. I use more oils now for grounding and relaxation as well as doing more energy work on myself. The Lord knows what I need and I just need to keep my eyes and ears open to be sure I am doing what I need.
Thank you again for all the positive thoughts and prayers. I do feel them ALL the time!