2007 Breast Cancer 3 Day

Friday, October 02, 2009

Time to Talk Ta-Tas

I can't believe March was the last time I updated this blog. I guess, if you think about it, the lack of activity on this blog is really a GOOD thing. Life goes on after cancer.

As you know it is October--Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Have you had your mammogram this year? Did you do a self exam this month? Have you even thought about your "girls" lately? If not, you really should. Those "girls" make your shirts looks nice, can feed your children and let's face it--we couldn't wait to get them when we were little. We should be taking better care of them!!

I am quickly approaching my 4 year cancer anniversary. Can you believe it's been 4 years since I was diagnosed? I can't. I'm already thinking about next year though. The 5 year mark. That's the big one. If you make it to 5 years without recurrence the medical industry jumps for joy. I know I'll be jumping too. In fact, to celebrate the occasion next year I am planning on walking the Komen 3Day again. I wasn't fully prepared when I did it in 2007. I wasn't as strong as I needed to be post-treatment. I said then that I wanted to walk it again in 2010 to mark my 5 years. I haven't decided which walk I will join, but I'm leaning towards the Chicago walk in August. I'm so excited about it. Yes, it's a long way off, but I'm ready for it. The training, the fundraising, the anticipation...it's all so exciting. Stay tuned for details.

As far as my health...great. We finally have me on a medication that works for me. The Fareston is working without noticeable side effects. I'm probably feeling the best I have since diagnosis. I'm losing weight and have been running 2 miles almost every day. I'm due for a check up in a few months, but I don't anticipate it to amount to much.

So girls, go get your ta-tas checked. It's not the most enjoyable way to spend an afternoon, but you're worth it.


  1. I am so thankful to have you as my wife. The Lord of all Creation is truely awesomw.
    I will be cheering you every day as I do now. Keep it up.

    I Love You

  2. Fran, I love reading updates from you. And I'm SO impressed and proud that you are running 2 miles everyday! Maybe you can motivate me while you're down here. :) And your hubby is soooooo sweet! :)

  3. You are truly an inspiration and a GREAT sister-in-law. I pray for you and support you in all you do. You are truly a special blessing to me.

    Love you,

  4. I stumbled onto your blog last night after googling breast cancer insomnia at 3am. :)
    I'm 31 and going through chemo now for bc
    I also had a double mastectomy and reconstruction.
    I enjoyed reading your blog and am so glad to hear you are doing well.