I Don't Do "What Ifs"

I was diagnosed with stage IIIA (3A) cancer in 2020. I had surgery in January of 2021. I completed 20 cycles of chemo; 8 cycles of doxorubicin (Adriamycin) and 12 cycles of Paclitaxel (Taxol), 6 weeks (everyday) of radiation (one week of targeted radiation). I am currently on anastrozole for 5 to 10 years.

I was focused on me

I was supported by my family, friends, and hockey community. I feel that if you have support and keep positive, it's possible to complete your therapy and thrive after a cancer diagnosis and treatment. I trusted my doctor and did not listen to other people's stories. I was focused on me.

I concentrated on my future

I had signed on with some cancer communities after the initial treatment, but members mostly directed the conversation about their fears. I didn't get that as I concentrated on my future. So I quit the communities. However, if that is what you need then do it. I believe that everyone deals with cancer differently and that's okay. I believe you have one life to live and to move forward is the best way. I also don't do "what ifs."
my eldest son goofing off with me this year.

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