The nose issue

I have lovely BRIGHT RED across the bridge of my nose, it's accompanied by a scab.  It's been there almost 3 weeks now.  Everyone agrees it's infected but no one knows exactly what it's infected with.  Could be a Herpes variant, could be MRSA, could be ????  I'm on my second round of antibiotics.

I look like Rudolph the red nosed reindeer.

So between my nose and my 1 inch of roots showing, geeze I'm getting gray, I feel like I should be wearing a paperbag over my head.

The new cause

Since I'm a breast cancer survivor and was part of the Advisory Council at the Breast Care it's time for a new cause.

As such I was asked to be a member of a Survivorship focus group to address cancer after care.

When you have cancer you're wrapped up in diagnosis, treatment, the will to live.  You have support all around you.  Your team of doctors, nurses, etc.  Once you're done you're left hanging.  You learn to deal with the what the hell happened to me and my life is changed for ever all on your own with no road map.  Some people choose to go it alone, some people get a therapist like my much loved Dr. Sanity.

The SFG is working on developing a program which follows people after their diagnosis to watch for long term effects of cancer treatment.  Like how's your head, the possible long term effects of your treatment, to your chances of getting cancer again.

It's something I've wanted to do for a long time.

Almost Home

And home is clearly under construction.  Thanks to all of you who followed me here from my old blog Well it's not going to kill you

This blog marks the end of 5 years of breast cancer adventures from May 2006 to May 2011.  Now it's time to move on.

I'll close with the lyrics (thank you Mary Chapin Carpenter) that inspired me and this post title.

I'm not running
I'm not hiding
I'm not reaching
I'm just resting in the arms of the great wide open
Gonna pull my soul in
And I'm almost home
There's no such thing as no regrets
But baby it's alright
I'm not running
I'm not hiding
I'm not reaching
I'm just resting in the arms of the great wide open
Gonna pull my soul in
And I'm almost home