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Ms. Walega's Wild Ride

In mid-November I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer. It has been quite the journey so far, 3 surgeries and now it continues with 8 rounds of chemo over 16 weeks, followed [...] read more

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Call me N.E.D.

And just like that 5 became none. I am officially done with my cancer treatments!! Today was my last day of radiation. I won't miss my daily (weekdays) 8am radiation treatments of being contorted on a table and then "burned". It became quite painful over the past 2 weeks as my skin blistered and peeled. The open wound was quite painful, luckily my skin is growing a new layer. And my hair is growing fast!

Many people ask me my prognosis and I haven't really known what to say as all my treatments were designed to keep the likelihood of it returning under 10%. I did ask my oncologist and her answer was, ''we consider you N.E.D."

My new favorite letters, maybe I will monogram them on something! It means No Evidence of Disease. So as long as our aggressive treatments worked, which I am declaring they have, then I'm done with cancer. I will have follow up Dr. appointments in 6 weeks, 3 months, 6 months, etc. I will learn more tomorrow in my survivorship appointment. I'm sure it will take me awhile to adjust to life without cancer treatments, well maybe not too long!

Now onto my previously scheduled life! Thanks to my army of supporters, look out for more posts on post-treatment life. Just call me N.E.D.

 

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