Well, it has now been 6 months after my last chemo. I thought it would be a good time for another update.
How I Feel 6 Months After Chemo For Breast Cancer
Things are going pretty well. My hair is growing back after chemotherapy and looking more normal. It looks more like a choice than a person going through chemo.
My fingernails have grown back in. All eventually fell off, but luckily I’m past that now.
In the last few months, we’ve been busy trying to get back to normal after cancer. We joined a gym and I’ve been trying to exercise at least a few times a week. I’ve taken the boys on some bike rides with the bike trailer. I’m still tired, but I’m not sure how much of that is just normal mom exhaustion.
I had my last surgery for a while back in April. The expanders were replaced with implants and the recovery was not too bad. It was a lot better than I thought. Now, I’ll just have a few minor “touch-ups”.
I have a follow up with my Austin oncologist next week and then follow-ups with my Dallas doctors in August.
Well, that’s about it for now. Just trying to move forward and hopefully get past all of this.
I hope things are going well for you all.
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