PROJECT: 05-DJC:174.9

This is Deirdre's Breast Cancer Diary. I try to update this blog at least every evening. This is an easy way for me to keep a journal of the experience, and at the same time, I can keep my friends and family up-to-date on what is going on. I find it is not so bad to have cancer, but it is awfully depressing to talk about it. I hope you laugh as you read along. You can find the beginning in February the archives. Thanks again for reading :o)

Thursday, December 18, 2008

3 years later...

HI there! I just wanted to put up an update on my condition - since it has been three years since I have done so! LOL! Okay. I am still in treatment. I go in every month for some bone medicine. It gets pushed through my IV. I am still on Arimidex - to curb estrogen production (also a shot of Lupron every 3 months to keep my ovaries out of order) because my tumor likes estrogen. On the second anniversary of my diagnosis (Feb 3, 2007) I went skydiving with my husband (then fiance) in Lodi, CA. FANTASTIC! I'd do it again in a heartbeat. I recommend this - highly. No pun intended. Unbelieveable thing happened in March of 2007. Right after deciding that it was time to get married, he was diagnosed with testicular cancer. I know: no luck, right? Well, my Mark handled it like a champ. He went through 4 grueling cycles of chemotherapy. I am going to say it had to have been 4 times worse than mine. I went only once every two weeks - his regimen was 5 days in a row plus every Tuesday in a three week cycle. He was a wonderful patient. AND, he is keeping himself bald. He got so many compliments. He loves it. I do, too. I have to admit I feel like I am living a charmed life. I got married in 2007 to my best friend. That's what's been going on. Thank you for your care and prayers. I am sorry for the absence and lack of updates. You are so nice to think about me. Back to Christmas baking!


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