Welcome to JKs Rough String Ranch

Welcome to the Rough String, and thanks for stoppin' by!! Grab a hot cup of coffee and sit a spell!
10/22/18 You will see a name change on the blog. Lots of things have changed in my life in the past few years, and I feel compelled to share my story.
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Health & Life 2018 and Beyond


The last three years have been a bit of a roller coaster.
Sept 2015: Total Left Knee Replacement
Oct 2016-Jan 2017: Breast Cancer
Nov 2017: Total Right Knee Replacement

That one in the middle...cancer...that was quite the surprise to say the least! Breast cancer doesn't run in my family, so even though I have always done my annual check up, it shocked me when my doctor says "What's this?" Huh??!!

Yep, guess that's a lump :(
Yep, after the biopsy, it's stage 2 cancer.

Treatment: removal of the lump and 3 lymph nodes then six weeks of radiation...all of which happened during the worst winter in central and eastern Oregon in decades (that's another story in itself!!).
God blessed me, and I didn't need chemo.

Then comes the "after care"...and this is what I want to blog about. It's been an educational experience and something that I feel I need to share!

So, thanks for being here.

4 comments:

  1. Wow, Karen! I'm sorry to hear of your struggles, and interested to read about your recovery and...cowboy dressage? Do you like it?

    Mugs

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    1. Nice to hear from you Mugs! Thanks for your concern~

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  2. Well shit. Was it a type of cancer that they expect to stay gone?

    I hope your knees are better than new! What a lot to have to go through.

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    1. Thanks Andrea. Is there a cancer that never comes back in one way or another? I don't know...I've changed my lifestyle to do what I can through nutrition...not their nasty drugs. The knees are awesome!!!!

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