Back after chemo + mastectomy
Tuesday, December 20, 2016
I've had a pretty crazy year. Back in July I was diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer. I started chemo right a away. 8 cycles every 2 weeks. When I finished chemos I had gone down to 130 lbs, which wasnt bad for me, but a lot of that loss was muscle, since I have always been a pretty active person and chemo limited my capacity to exercise. I had 1 month of recovery between my last chemo and surgery. During that month I went up to 140 lbs. I was a little more active, but I also had my apetite back, so I was enjoying a lot of things I couldnt during chemo. Now I am in my 2nd week after surgery. Doctor said no exercise for 6 weeks, then comes radiotherapy and I will start taking tamoxifen. Long story short, I will have an induced menopause.. which means a slower metabolism. So... I am focusing on getting back in track, losing some pounds before tamoxifen and basically start making the best out of this new chance God has given me in life.