Saturday, March 5, 2011

Moving ahead

I'm now 4 weeks out from my last chemo treatment and I'm feeling good.  I think my hair is finally starting to grow again, though its hard to tell because I still have some stubble on my head from before.  While I'm fine with the whole being bald thing, I am ready to have hair again -- I miss it. 

I've been pretty busy over the last couple weeks.  I checked out events for two organizations with groups in DC.  YSC ( and i2y (  i2y has these fantastic bracelets:

I finally got to schedule my surgery (left mastectomy) and its slated for March 17 (St. Patrick's Day).  I guess this year I'll be getting green jello instead of green beer.  I'll be glad to get the whole thing over with so I can move on to the next step. 

Other than preparing for surgery, I've been feeling pretty good over the last few weeks.  It is so so good to feel like myself again -- I only hope I can bounce back from surgery quickly so I can go back to feeling good.


  1. Erin, We are so glad you are feeling well!
    FYI - I ordered "Stupid Cancer" wristbands for the Gorski clan. We continue to think of, and pray for you as you beat this stupid cancer! xoxo Aunt Nancy

  2. Hi Erin,

    My name is Nicole Bernard, I'm 27 years old and was diagnosed with breast cancer in February. I will undergo a bi-lateral mastectomy on April 7 and from there will find out the next course of treatment (chemo, hormone therapy etc). I live in the DMV area and would love to participate in the group/meetings you've established for the "young" breast cancer ladies. I hope surgery went well and hopefully the drains are on their way out :) Your outlook and attitude is so positive and really inspiring for all of us... Kick Cancer's Ass to the Curb!