A girl’s girl

Jana
Definitely not dumb.

Chemotherapy starts this Thursday and I am nervous as all hell. All these questions, like what will it feel like? Will I be wiped out from all the drugs and not be able to enjoy my life? What if I lose my hair, will I look cute bald? I know, isn’t that awful that I ask that question? But then it’s worrying about the little details, like dinner and who will give Ayla her bath if I’m too weak. Or worst, who will comfort her because lately she is all about her mama. Although I am happy that she needs me so much, the thought of not being able to tend to her makes me so sad. I do not know what I would do without my mother’s help or my husband. Either way, I won’t know until I know. And stressing out over these things does not help matter.

SIDENOTE: Have you heard of Gabriele Grunewald? She is a badass babe! She participates in races while on Chemo. Like if I ever feel weak or I am feeling sorry for myself, remind me that us women are warriors!

So, last Saturday my lovely friend Liz threw me a surprise brunch at Sugarcane. She invited some friends Giselle, Maria, Monica, Jana, Otilia and Haydee. She is so sweet and supportive. We over ordered and had bottomless sangria pitchers. We had a great time and everyone was so sweet. We forgot to take pictures, could you believe it?  I did manage to take one. That is my friend Jana up there holding up the book that Liz got me to pass time during chemo. I love it. It was really touching to see all my friends together in one spot.

At the end when all is said and done, I must declare that I have a solid group of people cheering for me. And no matter what happens that is a nice feeling to have. Knowing that you are loved and needed.

I will be posting a Father’s Day post as well. Yes a little late, but excuse me, I’ve had a lot on my plate lately.

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One thing I did not dream of while starting this blog and talking to people about my diagnosis was the amount of support I received. Also, tons of inquiries about how I first discovered it, how I will treat it, etc…

Many ladies out there have found lumps and are too scared about the outcome. But I urge you to go get a mammogram sooner than later because breast cancer tends to be aggressive if left alone. I am the kind of person that if I know if something is wrong, I need to get it resolved as soon as possible. Please don’t be scared to get tested because no matter what the outcome is, you are strong and you can deal with whatever comes your way.

The goal of early detection is to diagnose and treat breast cancer patients in an early stage when the prognosis for long-term survival is best. Delays in diagnosis and treatment, could result in a poorer prognosis for women with breast cancer.

PLEASE LADIES, no time to waste when it come to your health. Get tested and move forward. Everything will be okay.