My friend Karen is amazing. She stared down breast cancer 5 years ago and showed it who was boss, had a kidney transplant 4 months ago, works full time, raises 3 kids and has an amazingly positive attitude. On top of all this she teaches cake decorating classes and showed up to my house with this cake yesterday.
It’s lovely isn’t it? I was a little squeamish about cutting into it as my own stitches have not quite healed but my kids had no qualms about slicing through these babies. Thank you Karen. If I could’ve made a cake into a real-life-looking kidney for you I would have. I may send this picture to Cake Wrecks which is a hilarious blog site that you should all check out when you want a good laugh. It highlights professional cakes gone seriously wrong.
According to my oncologist when she took a peak at the new “gals’ today before I had my chemo, I am healing nicely. I keep calling Herceptin “chemo” when it really isn’t exactly that. It is actually a monoclonal antibody that puts a cap on any cancer cells that are her2-neu positive therefore shutting off the cancer cells’ food supply. That is why this treatment is not as stressful as the other chemo I had. It doesn’t hit my good, non-cancer cells as hard. See, here I am getting chemo today…not so bad…With this surgery behind me, I think I can finally see the other end of the tunnel. I am staying put like I am supposed to but just as soon as Dr. Plastic gives me the OK, I plan on hitting the pavement running. I feel strong and as long as my heart cooperates, I will be participating in a few triathlons, many road races and the Pan Mass Challenge in the near future. Herceptin treatments will continue through July and then hopefully, I can put this whole ordeal behind me…or, well, in front of me, as the case may be.