As I was mentally preparing for chemotherapy infusion #4 (out of 6) for breast cancer, a dear friend emailed a very timely question: How does one Keep Calm And Carry On when a dear friend is diagnosed with breast cancer?
I still fervently believe that I have never been engaged in a fight with breast cancer. Has this been awful? Has this been a struggle? Has this been a long haul? Absolutely. But, I have still never engaged in a "fight."
Though I knew it was only a matter of time (because generally chemotherapy for F-Bomb Breast Cancer puts women into early menopause), I was holding out hope that I might actually avoid one side effect of chemo: "hellacious" hot flashes. Nice try.