My treatment plan is a little different than most who find out they have breast cancer. I am participating in a trial through The University of Chicago. Now- before you get all freaky on me - all the drugs are FDA approved (if that makes you feel any better) and there are no placebos - this is REAL treatment. If the lump doesn't respond like it should the Docs will stop the trial part and bump me into the standard treatment plan. If I decide I don't wanna do this anymore, I just tell them and I bump into the standard treatment plan. More on this later.
Now because of this treatment plan I have been given 24 weeks (well less now) before surgery, chemo and radiation treatment. Well- I should say God's mercy and grace along with the prayers of God's people have lifted me up and I am having NO serious side affects. I realize this could change at any given point.
Here's what I've been pondering - Just what should I do with this time? I'd like to ask someone that's been through it all what they would have done with that time if they had been given it. It feels like a gift in many ways. But I don't know anyone that's been through this - well not enough to call them up and ask them.
Hindsight is 20/20 so does anyone have any?
Even if you haven't been through this - what do you think YOU would do?
I can think of many things on my own.
Summer's coming - plant my flowers, clean up the yard, open the pool...
Keep the house neat
Freeze some meals
Keep working - I'm a travel agent, I love my job, coworkers and clients
Make sure UFT is ready to go - I'm The Ultimate Field Trip Coordinator for 3D Travel Company
Spend time with family- one of my favorite things to do anyway!
Christmas Shop - I might be in the middle of Chemo during the holiday's
Keep ministering to the wonderful people around me!
Keep loving life!
and the list goes on.....
But really - all of this, and more, would be on my normal to do list. Sometimes this makes me think I am not appreciating this gift of time. It's like I've been given something great, but I just don't know exactly what I should be doing with it!
I already cut my hair! Here's my silly photo!
I don't want to look back and wish I had done something different.