“Just take it easy” — I can’t tell you how many times I have heard this phrase this year. For those of you who know me, you know just how hard this is for me to do. Like owning my own business, getting cancer and deciding it was a good time for me to start a non profit. I always have more on my plate than I can handle but I love it, and I wouldn’t have it any other way. Well yesterday was one of those days…. I decided the to do a little yard work. And by that I mean re-landscape the entire front flower bed. Derek and I worked for hours pulling out the old plants, raking leaves and tilling the land for new plants. It took most of the day and by dinner I was a zombie. I woke up this morning to one breast twice the size as the other. I clearly over did it. I am going to the doctor at 1 today to have it drained. I know what you are all going to say “just take it easy today.” Got it.
I have been busy with Georgia James work and have neglected my blog post. On Friday I went to my oncologist for lab work, a check up, flu shot and Zoladex shot. My white blood cell count was a little lower than expected so I heard the phrase “just take it easy.” Everything else looked good so she sent me upstairs to get my shots. The Zoladex shot is a shot that reduces the amount of estrogen in my body. It is what puts me into menopause and gives me those lovely hot flashes I talk so much about. It is the most painful shot of them all. It is a shot that goes in my stomach near my bellybutton. Its not just an ordinary shot. An actual bead is deposited under my skin so that it can distribute the medicine to me slowly over the next three months. I think I broke Derek’s hand while she was giving me the shot. It left me with a massive bruise and still hurts to touch. As I left her office the nurse said “this may cause cramping and fever. Just take it easy.”
So I did just that! I had a great date night with some high school friends at Local Lime on Friday night.
Saturday morning I had to Bridal Portraits with one of my brides…
Saturday night I had Tux and Trees benefiting CARTI. My dear friend Miss Sherry was the guest speaker. She did AWESOME! She got a standing ovation! I was so proud of her! After the event we headed across town for a wedding reception. Big night but lots of fun!
My oncologist, Dr. Wilder, was there. How cute is she!
I’m off to tackle my to do list, mail my xmas cards and head to the doctors office!