I have breast cancer. I was diagnosed just before Thanksgiving. I had surgery in December, started chemo last Friday, and am looking at at least another five months of active treatment before spending a decade on estrogen blockers. It is bananas. It took a minute to recover from surgery enough to ride a bike, and now I’m tired, worn down, and my whole body aches like somebody beat it with a baseball bat thanks to chemo–not optimal bike riding conditions. But today I took the bike out for the less-than-a-mile ride to R House in Remington for lunch and the a dance class. It wasn’t easy, but I did it, and it made me weep, this reminder that I am still myself, and I will still be myself. That’s what I saw riding my bike around today.
It is a great milestone Kate. You will have many, many more. I am glad it started today. Just follow the rules and pay attention to those who tell you what the rules are and why. Keeping your back here. judy
Thank you for your support!
Glad you are back on your bike and writing again. We’re with you.
Stay Strong Kate
So glad to hear of your path to recovery. I have looked forward to your postings for some time, as it gives me motivation to ride more as well.