I had my two year clearance fom Dr David Read early in February. Mammogram and ultra sound all clear.
In February 2013, 2 years ago I was diagnosed with breast cancer. It was a roller coaster of 4 operations, 4 rounds of chemo, and 6 weeks of radiation. Nine months of baldy head, pain, weak, and a thousand blood tests, scans, Doctors appointment etc etc etc and no taste buds!
Then last year 2014, three MRI’s and two lumber punch and 6 months of Intravenous and oral antibiotics for a blood born infection/abscess/osteomyelitis on my L2/L3 that was finally cleared in October last year. I had to wear a bum bag with slow release Vancomycin drip feeding into my body 24/7 for 6 weeks. Had to sleep and shower with it and go to the hospital everyday to have the canister changed and a new one hooked up to my Pic Line.
During this time I was re elected back on to Katherine Town Council in a by-election as an Alderman/Councillor, a privilege and something I love.
March – a trip to Warwick in Queensland to see my niece Courtney Tapp marry Andrew Turvey in a beautiful gathering for all the family.
April – A trip Sydney to see my niece Holly perform live in The Voice and seeing her get through to the Top 8 was a real highlight. (She chose Joel Maddern as her coach and went to America with his team!) Was so exciting and we are all so proud of her.
June – Have a fab job, when a year ago I wondered how I would be able to get back into the workforce at my age and medical issues.
A new chemo unit opening at the hospital in the next couple of months and a Cancer Council NT support officer and new office open in the Katherine Government Centre. I am one happy little vegemite.
Great friends and a loving supportive family.
Can’t ask more than that.