I know, things were supposed to shift gears, change it up, and have a new person blogging on the life of TBI. We were up for the challenge, and excited about the new impact that we could make in the world of TBI.
Instead, life happened. Again.
In February, I was diagnosed with Stage IV metastatic breast cancer. Quite the shocker. So we stopped, paused, and decided to focus our attention towards fighting, living and getting through what would prove to be, and still is, a grueling treatment protocol.
Today, I am considered cancer free - what this means is that I had 5 months of chemo, followed by a double mastectomy two weeks ago, another surgery tomorrow to remove my last ovary, and reconstruction in a few months.
It's a lot to take in, with us still living along the life path of TBI.
Slowly I will be coming back to this very important part of my life - brain injury recovery, support, research and programs mean everything to me. It is where my heart lives.
But right now, my body is fighting for life, and I need to respect that.
Thank you for your support - if you want to read more about this part of my life journey, please feel free to find me on CaringBridge. I welcome visitors and prayers as I continue to tell cancer to find somewhere else to go.