It’s been four weeks since my last chemotherapy treatment and boy does it feel GREAT!!! For the most part I am getting back to feeling normal. My tastebuds seem to be back and the sensitivity in my nails has pretty much gone away.

I have been taking the opportunity to get out on my own more since I won’t be able to do much while recuperating from my surgery (a double mastectomy and axillary lymph node dissection scheduled for March 10th). It was really nice being able to pay a visit to my childhood friend Jeff and his wife Jodi recently along with getting out to celebrate our great niece Nadine’s 8th birthday.

We had another calamity in our neighborhood. It was early in the morning on the 27th of February that we were awakened by the sound of fire engines. This time it was a fire at Mitchell School, right around the corner from our house. The elementary school’s gymnasium is a complete loss. The middle school kids are still off, and the construction crews are working around the clock so the kids can return after spring break. As for the elementary school, those kids have been relocated to the old Wind Point school that had been sitting empty since last year. As far as I know, they still haven’t determined how the fire started.

Also shown in the video above is a glimpse of the day we spent in Oregon, Wisconsin, getting our car repaired.

So, it’s finally here — my surgery. I have been anticipating this day for months now, and I wasn’t sure how I was going to feel once it arrived. All week I have been thinking this is the last week to have these breasts. I am not really scared, just a little emotional, I guess. I am looking forward to having this behind me and moving forward to getting the radiation underway.

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