Monday, July 12, 2010

When do you feel like a Survivor?

Its be an long time posting. I have finished 7 months of chemo for Breast Cancer. I have a month off then 6 weeks of Radiation every day. I am making beads for bracelets to sell at the Relay for life. All the proceeds will go to The American Cancer Society. I will give you a peek. If you would like one drop me an email. I made a necklace  out of a glass rod and bent into ribbon that one is for me to wear. I tried to make more but out of ten I made only one looks like the ribbon. Plus working with tweezers it was an accident waiting to happen. The Relay starts July 18 11:00 to July 19 11:00. If you would like to donate money Go to the Relay for Life of Pacifica my team name is Partners For Life. We all are camping,  someone in our team we be walking the 24 hours.
     I feel good, the chemo wasn't as bad as I thought it would be. Don't get me wrong it wasn't a walk in the park but doable. Just a hurdle to get over. I am having a hard time with being called a survivor. I am not finished with treatment  yet. I went to New York for a wedding and when I came home my loving husband got a tatoo of pink awarness ribbon and my name on his arm. This is his first tatoo. All I saw was 1952-2010 in my head. So I was less then pleased. Everyone loves it and what an honer that he did that. When do you feel in your heart that you are truly a survivor?
     Sorry got a little off track. Making new designs and beads when I can. We planted the garden yesterday. Not a full garden as we will not be here. I will keep you posted with pictures. Hope all are having a great summer.


  1. Glad to see you posting again, Pam. I think about you often! Continue to get better. Sending positive thoughts your way!

  2. Hey Pam. I am 6 years out now (thyroid cancer) and I think you are a survivor for going through what you went through, even though you are not done! It is hard doing this with grace, and you are doing it! I wish you the best and know you'll come through. I still think about mine, but after a while you don't think about it every single day, if you can believe me!

  3. Thanks Doreen and Sue. I needed to hear that. Its just a long jouney and after hearing that the reconstruction surgery will not be happening for 6 mo after radiation I had to vent. Thanks for the ear.