For the last few months, I’ve been playing a game of medical roulette. Back in January I had a lumpectomy…my second. It wasn’t as straight forward as the first time.
Is there a lump or not? Is it cancer or no? Lets send it to a specialist. Chemo or radiation? Finally, a decision was made to go for genetic testing. And while my husband is no Brad Pitt (sorry, Babe!) I do have something in common with Angelina Jolie..we’re both cancer gene carriers.
The decision made by myself, my family and my cancer team…in hopes of avoiding cancer #3…is a double mastectomy and reconstructive surgery, followed sometime in the not-to-distance future, by an operation to remove my ovaries and tubes. (Surgery scheduled for July 12.)
And I’m okay with it. All of it.
The genetic testing confirmed what we already suspected due to my family history. At 51, no more babies are being planned so bye-bye ovaries, hello early menopause. And as for the double mas & reconstructive….I get the summer off work and I get a new set of boobs.
Not only is the glass half full, readers. But it is refillable.
Wishing you all a wonderful summer.
To my friends in Canada….Happy Canada Day…July 1st
To my friends in the US….Happy Independence Day…July 4th.
And if you’re somewhere other than our wonderful North America…join us in our celebrations by sharing a wonderful weekend with friends and family.
About 2 months ago hubby says to me, “Doctor says I need to go on vacation, get a hobby and start exercising.”
I can’t do much about 2 or 3, but I was on #1 like flies on …well, you get the idea.
I looked at the cheap & cheerful usuals…Floria, Myrtle Beach. And then I thought, “I wonder how much Italy would cost?”
Turns out if you don’t count the food, excursions and souveniers…apples to apples, my friends…Italy wasn’t too much more.
We spent 4 nights in Sorrento & 3 in Positano, with days trips to Pompeii and Capri.
Below are some of the photos from our wonderful trip.
Isle of Capri
Positano at Night
Among the shops of Sorrento
Roads along the Amalfi Coast
Rented a scooter and drove the coast. Photo in Priano
Dinner in Sorrento (among the lemon trees)
Streets of Pompeii – an amazing site
A view from the top of Capri (chair lift to the top )
p.s. Hubby still doesn’t have a hobby nor has he started exercising