Why am I Running from Cancer?

Why am I Running from Cancer?. . . check out this post for an explanation

About Me


I am a 64 year-old women who loves to stay active.  I love to run and bike.  In the winter I love to travel to Steamboat Springs for some downhill skiing and in the summer we spend a lot of time on our boat Madison lakes.  I retired at 60 and love every minute. 

I have two grown children. My oldest is married, expecting their first child in April and actually live within walking distance to us, while the youngest is single, working and living in the area.

My 1st life changing moment came in Sept 2004, when I was diagnosed with stage IIIb Inflammatory Breast Cancer.  

My 2nd life changing moment came in Aug 2019 when I was diagnosed with breast cancer again. Different cancer - not a recurrence. But still. First cancer was in the right breast, this one was in the left breast - now I have no breasts. 

I am currently going through chemotherapy. I am scheduled for 6 chemo treatments and just finished my 5th chemo on the 26th on December. My lowest points after chemo generally occur approximately 4-7 days after receiving my infusion. Since my chemo is scheduled for Thursday my low points occur the following week on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. 

So at this point I have 1 chemo left on Jan 16th. Although you might think I am looking forward to that - I just am not there yet. Because with 1 more chemo comes 1 more period of feeling like crap. I know I can get through it - but I am not yet looking forward to it.