Today is the next to the last infusion I will have for my one year chemo therapy treatment. Yeah! I am beginning to see the light at the end of this tunnel. This being a holiday week with Veteran’s day, I expect the wait to be long for a chair since they are sqeezing 5 days of patients into four.
I am feeling great (well, a bit sore from spin class) but I have more energy than ever and am working to get my heart function back to optimum levels.
I had a phone interview yesterday with the Network Of Strength organization. You can find them at www.NetworkOfStrength.org . They “ensure, through information, empowerment and peer support, that no one faces breast cancer alone.” I am applying to become a peer support counselor for their national panel which fields phone calls 24/7, 365 days a year across the globe. I will attend training for 2 days here in Washington DC the end of January. It is an exciting opportunity for me to come along side other newly diagnosed breast cancer patients and help them navigate the rough waters of diagnosis, treatment and recovery. When I, myself, contacted them a year ago I was paired with a woman 20 years older than me, not an ideal match since we were at very different places in our lives. There is a great need for younger women as counselors to help the many hundreds of young women in their 30’s and 40’s who need a friend to talk to who has been in their shoes. I look forward to channeling my experiences into a positive tool to help other women.
My AVon Walk fund raising is coming along nicely! I am almost half way there! You can access my page at