Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Time to Reflect...

I am sitting here in the wireless infused infusion center while Penny is in an adjacent room getting set up for her next chemo treatment.  I figured I'd use this time to update her blog since it has been a while.  So here's the latest.

Chemo:  Today will be Penny's 4th of 6 chemo treatments.  This would put her last session around February 9th.

Radiation: Treatments will begin approx. 3 weeks after her last chemo session and will be 5 days a week for 6 weeks.

Reconstruction: She only is one or two fluid 'fills' from being done with the expansion process.  The final surgery to replace the expanders with implants will come a fews weeks after the last radiation treatment.  Then it's time to get on with living a cancer free life!

The week between Christmas and New Years is a time I like to set aside for goal setting and for reflecting on the past year.  As I reflect, it boggles my mind to think how life has changed since the phone call on July 29th.  It has been a trying time for sure but it has certainly been made easier by the prayers and tremendous support of our friends and family.  It has helped us realize the many blessings we have taken for granted in the past.