First, I want to say I am sorry for taking so long to let you all know what has been going on with me. I didn’t expect that I would be away so long. Partly, that was me overestimating my own ability to keep up with the things I love to do while dealing with the health issues I am having. I really thought I could just scale back a bit and no one would even know I was sick.
So, to let you all know, late last March I found a lump, which, after scans and a biopsy, was discovered to be breast cancer. I got the diagnosis in June and had a lumpectomy in July. During surgery it was discovered that the cancer was also present in two lymph nodes, so that means I needed chemotherapy. I started 5 months of chemo in late August and should finish up in January. After a few weeks off, I’ll have radiation therapy, probably starting about the beginning of February.
That was the bad news. The good news is, despite being in my lymph nodes, it was caught early and considered early stage. I am expected to make a great recovery and have very good odds for a long healthy life. I just have to get through the yucky stuff first.
I am very lucky to have amazing support from my husband, daughter, mom and sister. They’ve been with me through everything. Gina and the team have been endlessly supportive. When I think of what so many people with this kind of disease have to deal with, I can’t help but count my blessings to have such an amazing support system and dream job to come back to.
I miss making cards and drawing so much and I really miss chatting at parties. I promise to be back to posting when I can.
Thanks so much for the concern, well wished and beautiful cards!
Prayerful support to you, Theresa. Thank you for sharing. Your wonderful art and cards have been missed.
Many Prayers and hugs to you and for your family.
Thoughts and prayers for your healing Theresa. You have been missed.
You have really been missed. But please, take your time and get 150% better. We are praying for your full and speedy recovery! Kick cancer's buttttttt!!! Love you Theresa ♥
Prayers are with you for a healthy and great new year!!
Theresa, I have missed you and your amazing videos, not realizing the awful ordeal you are going through. I'm sending my prayers and best wishes to you for your speedy and complete recovery. God's blessings for you and your family. Hugs, Barbara
I wish you a speedy recovery and please take the time to take care of yourself. That is of utmost importance.
Have you and your family in my Christmas thoughts. HUGS
sorry to hear you are not bouncing back like you had hoped. Will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.