Where do I start?
This is not the normal The Trendy Home blog, if you have noticed I haven’t been around writing my blogs that I used to LOVE to do much this year!
On January 27 I was diagnosed with Uterine Cancer – Thank You Lord it was only Stage #1 but if you were ever told you have “CANCER” at first you think someone just signed your death notice. It’s all you think about, 24/7.
On February 7th I had my surgery at Hoag Hospital here in Southern California, complete hysterectomy along with the Lymph nodes – they wanted to be sure they got it all and I was happy to oblige.
I’m so happy to say I don’t need Chemo or Radiation, all I need is to make sure I get my blood work every three months for the next 2 years, and every 6 months for the following 3 years until I hit that magical “5″ years.
I have been so blessed and I know it; has there been dark days, sure I’m human but I also know they will pass. I have seen the power of friends, family and staying positive.
I know it wasn’t easy on my Husband, his Parents, and Siblings are all gone and the thought of losing his wife wasn’t something he wanted to even consider!
Us Girls just can’t make it in this world without our Best Friends, these are my best friends: Michelle, Laura, and Pamela. Michelle and I were pregnant together 26 years ago, Laura and I have something in common – Cancer. She’s fighting her battle as well and I’m happy to say things are looking up for her too; and we have so much in common you would think we have been friends for life. Then there’s Pamela – we have been neighbors for over 15 years now and there was even a move in there, and they followed us and they are still the best neighbors, family by choice, and friends the Campbell family could ask for.
One of the hardest things I had to do was tell my “boy’s” that their Mother had Cancer! And I add “HAD” cancer! I’m looking forward to playing with my grandchildren and spooling them rotten and then giving them back!
My life today! What’s it like living without your body’s thermostat? I’m always hot or Cold, NO in between! Window’s open, ceiling fan on HIGH during the night and most of the time my dear husband is under the covers so tight and I’m on top with nothing on! It reminds me of the musical “Menopause“ if you haven’t seen it, it’s a good fun night out with the girls or even the husband. (Mine laughed so hard!) But it’s so TRUE!
So, I wanted to say HI to my readers and I am feeling much better and have gained most of my strength back and ready to write some blogs.
The Trendy Bed has added some new products lately so look forward to some product updates.
There is a good life even after being told you have Cancer – keep it positive and lean on your friends and family, they just might surprise you!
Thank you and much LOVE!