March 11, 2022

It’s Friday! I’m so thankful for another day with friends and a work day that wasn’t terrible. I also had my 3 month visit with my oncologist which went well, despite the hour delay getting in to see him. My blood counts are fine. Nothing looked strange in my exam. The nurse who gave me my hormone injection made it fairly painless, so I may not end up with a big bruise this time.

My doctor did tell me that I should lose weight. Five pounds minimum and ten as a goal, which is about how much I’ve gained since my diagnosis. I blamed the hormone therapy, but that didn’t work. I had to admit that I haven’t really gotten back to exercising regularly. He said to think about it as another preventative measure for keeping cancer from returning. He reminded me that fat cells make estrogen and my breast cancer was estrogen fed. I don’t need to up estrogen and increase my cancer risk. Boo. Goodbye chocolate Bundt cake.

Today is also my mother-in-law’s birthday and I’m grateful for her. She’s so supportive and generous and welcoming and easy to hang out with. I wish we lived closer.

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