I honestly think I stressed more about revealing my cancer news than I have about having cancer! Great people stepped up to help edit, produce, fix, blog, laugh, shoot, and call, so things would go the way I wanted them to. I hated the shots of me tearing up, and I hate being the center of attention, but other than that, things went well, and I'm glad it's over! I'm visiting oncologists today and Monday, so hope to know more about my treatment soon.
The best news is that my doctor told me their screening center had tons of calls for women scheduling mammograms! That's what we were all hoping for. I don't want anyone to play favorites though... Everyone needs some kind of screening, not just for breast cancer. Men, don't put off your blood pressure, cholesterol, and prostate screenings. Men and women, don't put off your colonoscopies and annual exams. One doctor told me that people take better care of their car check-ups than they do for their bodies, and he's right! You don't want your body to break down on the side of the road, do you? (Okay- off my soapbox now!)
While I mentioned that I haven't cried much, I really did sit at my computer at home last night, and cried while reading so many heartfelt emails, facebook posts, and blog comments. The kids were busy doing homework and didn't notice, but the outpouring of support touched me, and gave me what felt like more power. I know the fight is mine, but it boosted my spirits and confidence to find out I have a lot of friends in my corner with guidance, advice, and moral support. I apologize if I don't respond directly to everyone, because I did read every one of them! And I have no way to express the good feelings I have about old friends and new friends sending sincere thoughts and prayers- Thanks so much!!!
The death of the Ogden Police Officer was so much more horrible than anything in my life, and it reminds us all to hug a little tighter, and keep our loved ones closer. Enjoy your weekend!