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Thursday, November 11, 2010

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I've wanted to post about this for a while but just kept putting it off. October was breast cancer awareness month but every month should be. If you are not taking your breast health serious I implore you to do so right away. With the statistics being 1 in 8 women wil suffer from breast cancer, breast health should not be takien lightly.

It has almost been two years since my breast cancer diagnosis and I am still weathering the effects. Somehow I thought I would be back to my normal self by now but some days it is still a challenge. One side-effect of either the cancer, the radiation or the meds that I never told anyone about--not even my husband and I tell him absolutely everthing...after all he is my best friend--is not being able to read. That's right I couldn't read. Oh, I could read the words but the meaning mostly absolutely escaped me. I was fouling up at my job, at sewing, at everything. Even now I am still experiencing some short-term memory loss but that too is getting better. The great news is that about three weeks ago I realized that once again I can read and it's wonderful. I've always loved the library and the book store and I'm trying to make up for lost time. In the last two weeks I've read two books and am close to finishing a third. I've invested in a Pandigital color ereader and sewing is taking somewhat of a backseat. I'm dividing my time between sewing, reading and bowling.

I finally bit the bullet and threw out most of my wardrobe. Losing 30 lbs has some drawbacks. I'm working on a pair of slacks that I plan to blog about tomorrow so say tuned. BTW here's a burning question.

Please fill in the blank with your answer. I know I have to many______________ because I ________________. Can't wait to read the answers. My answer is....
I know I have too many pairs of shoes because I could sell half of them and still have too many!

10 comments:

  1. After my husband died I couldn't read either. It took a few years before I could read again, and even today I can't read for long periods of time. It's really odd actually. So there has to be something behind it. Glad your health is good. My current husband's late wife died from breast cancer, life and surviving are so special. Best wishes to you.

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  2. So glad you are doing well. I will continue to pray for a full 100% recovery!

    Let's seeeee....
    I have too much Fabric because I don't have anywhere to put the new fabric I just ordered lol

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  3. I know I have too many pieces of fabric because I'm now trying to figure out how to fit a soon-coming baby into the house amidst this crazy stash! lol

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  4. Thank you for sharing, I need have my mamogram and I am going to schedule it for next week. I am glad to sight and memory have improved. I cannot imagine not being able to read, next to sewing I love books, I own too many, and the more the better. I have too much fabric, so much that I am I am overwhelm. Oh well, I deserve all the fabrics and books I buy.

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  5. I love to read and can only imagine how frustrating it has been for you to not have been able to do so. Glad things are improving.

    I know I have too many patterns because I no longer have a place to store them and over half have never been used.

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  6. Thanks for sharing this honest post. Strange a friend of mine on post breast cancer drugs told me the exact same thing about memory loss. So happy for you that you are getting your reading back.

    I have too many patterns because my ambitions are larger than my reality.

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  7. Thanks for sharing your story. Sometimes when someone recovers from Cancer it's easy to forget that there may be residual affect. I pray for your continued recovery and strength of heart!

    I have too much fabric because I'm accumulating it faster than I can sew it up. Oh well, time to sell some of it!

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  8. This is going to sound really weird, because I'm not really a horder, but.........I have too many empty coffee cans because I can't bring myself to throw them out when surely there is a great use for them. Any ideas???? I have plastic and tin.
    I haven't ever thought about how chemo, etc... could affect your reading and other thought processes, but I guess it can do anything to you. I am so glad you are able to read again. I am wearing a shirt right now that I bought from my cousin's restaurant that says, At Bert's We Fight Like a Girl. It is hot pink. All of his employees wore these the whole month of Oct. and some are still wearing them, yep, the guys, too.

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  9. Glad you're doing well again and hope you can read as much as you want again soon.

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  10. Thanks for sharing your story, Rachelle. I continue to be inspired by you.

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    I have too many -ways to fill in this blank- because -I have a lot going on right now-!

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