2013 was a busy year for me. Finishing treatment for breast cancer, monitoring every other month for ovarian cancer, surgery for possible ovarian cancer and dealing with the emotions of all of this.
For 2014, I’m hoping for less.
Less doctors’ appointments.
Less surgeries – actually hoping for a surgery-free year, or several years.
Less scans (and less scanxiety).
Less phone calls, emails and texts to family members and friends that start with, “Well, the doctors see something else that they’re concerned about. I have to have another test to find out more.”
Less pill taking – 1 year of Tamoxifen done, 9 more years to go. But who’s counting?
Less hot flashes.
Less aches and pains.
Less sleepless nights.
Less naps to make up for the fatigue associated with cancer treatment.
Less tears – although some, not many, felt good to get out.
Here’s to less in 2014.