#Chemo Day 45: #MyLeftBoob Goes into #Warrior Mode for #RelayforLife

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Day #45: I’m halfway through 8 treatments and feeling pretty good. I’m getting in Warrior Mode as I hunker down for the last 4 treatments of Taxol.

I heard ACT chemo #3 & 4 are the hardest so I took some time off from work and limited my commitments. I would have loved to go to my nephew’s baptism today but felt tired and nauseous after chemo on Thursday which has seemed to be the norm. I get chemo every other Thursday and then start to feel tired Friday night, get progressively worse Saturday and Sunday and start to feel better by Monday or Tuesday.

I had a nice hour acoustic band practice with my brother tonight in preparation for a benefit concert we are planning this Saturday, May 30 for my Wendy’s Warriors Relay for Life Team at Greenwood’s Grille in Bethel. You may be asking yourself, as some have asked me, how/why I am planning a benefit concert in the midst of hard, intense chemo and I will tell you why:

#1) It is for a great cause, the American Cancer Society’s (ACS) Relay for Life on June 12 at Bethel High School. All proceeds go to benefit our team and help find a cure for cancer, my rare type included. In 2010 the ACS gave the Elizabeth Smider Foundation a $1,000,000 grant for research specifically for Metaplastic breast cancer.

#2) My doctor says I need to do things that make me happy that are good for the soul which playing music is/does.

#3) It is a great mental distraction from Googling my type of cancer and/or thinking thoughts I don’t want to be thinking.

We are selling Wendy’s Warriors t-shirts and bracelets with the logo pictured, designed by my talented friend/classmate from Newtown High School, Lisa Kosarko Sotero. Click here for more details.

If you’d like to order a Wendy’s Warriors white t-shirt ($25 adults/$20 kids) or a Wendy’s Warriors purple rubber bracelet ($4) please email me at wendyannmitchell@live.com.

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The first 4 treatments are the hardest and they’re now done so I’m looking forward to feeling good for Saturday’s benefit concert and getting through the next 4 with flying colors!

Thank you all so much for your love and support! If you’d like to support my breast cancer battle on GoFundMe.com, please click here.

“If there’s one thing that I pray for, as I live my daily life, it’s that I may be courageous when I’m faced with bitter strife. So, I humbly pray for courage to be with me morn and night, Thro’ the coldness of the Winter and the Summer’s bright sunlight!”

~Gertrude T. Buckingham, “Courage”

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