I’ve been meaning to write this post for a while. I did not have the energy or the right “food” story to tell. I still don’t. But today is the day anyway.
In my last post, I wrote about receiving slightly bad news. Thank you for the comments hoping the news was not so bad. Unfortunately, it was bad. Really bad.
On January 12th, the day before my birthday, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. The next day, my birthday, I found out it was stage 4. It was a sucky birthday.
I had radiation treatment that caused one of my vertebrae to collapse. The month of February was spent in the hospital, getting a new vertebrae and a rod with bolts in my spine, and a rehab hospital, getting me to walk again.
March started chemotherapy. I go every three weeks. The plan is for a total of 6 chemo treatments. This week is my 4th treatment.
All this would be sad and depressing, as it was. But this last Tuesday I had a pet scan of my body. The results were unexpected and unbelievable. The scan showed no evidence of cancer. Gone. At least for now.
So many people were praying for me, and my doctor’s knew what they were doing, and I have a supportive family. Those three things came together to make this happen. I am thankful and blessed and so incredibly lucky.
And on top of that, I have Fruit Focaccia, my first real baking attempt since I got sick. My taste buds are out of whack from the chemo, so I cannot appreciate the flavors, but my son loved it. My daughter thought there were too many raisins inside. The recipe can be found on page 196 of Dorie Greenspan’s Baking With Julia. To see what the other bakers made, please click here.
Enjoy and stay healthy.