Thursday, October 14, 2010

Rain, rain, go away... and stay that way

It is yet another gloomy, dreary, wet kind of day. I saw the words "nor'eastern" on my "Weather Channel" for our area. It's not referring to snow. More like rain, rain, and more rain. Enough already! OK, I'm done whining. Sorry, just had to get that off my chest.

Life is good. I'm approaching my 5-year anniversary mark for being considered "cancer free". Yay! Can't tell you how excited I am. I've been growing my hair out pretty much the entire 5 years and am going to celebrate my 48th birthday on December 17, 2010 by hosting a "locks-of-love" fundraiser. It will be in a salon in a location nearby... and I'll be recruiting volunteers to join me through our local newspapers. I was going to try to do this a few months back to get people interested to let their hair grow out. Anyhow... I thought it would be very appropriate to do something like this for charity. I benefited from a wig during my chemo since all my hair fell out within two weeks of starting my chemo. I didn't have the "balled is beautiful" courage. I did go out without my wig sometimes, but always had a bandanna on my head. Not to mention, my head was always cold without something on it. My official 5-year mark is December 19th. A good birthday celebration, don't you think? I'm looking forward to some of my friends supporting this as well as making new friends through doing it.

Enjoy this beautiful pink rose and remember the month of October is Breast Cancer Awareness month. Make and appointment and get a good friend to go with you if you are uneasy about going for a mammogram. It's a very good gift to give yourself. Peace of mind. And the best opportunity for survival is early detection. Don't wait another minute!

Hugs all around...
Penny Sue


just a little bit shabby said...

xyABSOLUTELY!!!! Dear friend! Congrats on your 5 year survivor mark! I am almost 6 1/2 years now. I can't wait to see how you look with your hair cut!! My daughter gave for locks of love several years ago. It is such a wonderful thing to do. I was very luck and never had to have chemo but I know how hard it can be as I worked for a chemo-therapist many years ago and we had many women who lost their hair to chemo.

I'm supposed to have my 6 month recheck mammo on my R breast next week but will need to reschedule it since I am now on Medicare and need to get a referral from my PCP. I can't get an appt. until 11/15/.
Blessings to you,

English Cottage in Georgia said...

OMGoodness, I had no idea of your "fight for life" against cancer. Congrats on your victory!