Here's how we celebrated the finish line!
|Sporting the Team Jenna shirt|
|last treatment finished|
|Mary was one of my nurses throughout|
|so happy to begin to look past breast cancer|
|ringing the bell to signify the end of treatments!|
|Kris was my very first nurse and we grew very close|
|thanks for donating over 15 pairs of shoes for others to reach their finish line|
Now onto the important proactive stuff. I still have a daily pill, Tamoxifen, that I take in order to block the estrogen in my body as my breast cancer was hormone receptor-positive. I will continue to take this for a little more than 4 more years. I will continue to have follow-up doctor's appointments and twice annual mammograms. For now I will keep my port in until we decide I am in the clear and can have it removed...until then, I will have to maintain it with regular flushes.
Remember to remind your loved ones to get an annual exam up until 40 years of age and then schedule mammograms yearly. Being proactive is the way to beat breast cancer!