August 12, 1980 to October 23, 2006

Robert Andrew Romero

“A dreamer is one who can only find his way
by moonlight, and his punishment is
that he sees the dawn before the rest of the world." Oscar Wilde“

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Hi - been a long time I know.  Although I've posted this information on my other blogs I haven't posted on this one until now.  On January 11th I had a mammogram and didn't give it another thought until they called a few days later saying I needed to come into the office.

To make a long story short - breast cancer -stage 2 - very survivable.

February 20th I had a bi-lateral mastectomy and began reconstruction which was halted temporarily while I do chemo. Three weeks ago I had my first treatment and last week most my hair fell out.  I went into the salon and had the rest of it taken off.  I was surprised when I looked in the mirror and saw a very close resemblance of Andrew when he would buzz his hair in the summertime. 

I will do Chemo every three weeks for 3 to 5 months.  Aside from the hair issue the first round wasn't as bad as I thought it would be so I'm doing pretty good all in all.

But I've told you all this to tell you that whether it was the cancer or whether its the medicine to deal with the treatments I have very vivid and intense dreams.  The good part is that I dream of Andrew frequently and they have been nice dreams.  Most of them I can't recall but when I first open my eyes I know I dreamed about him but it fades immediately.

The last one was a couple of nights ago when I dreamed he was about 8 years old and he came into my bedroom and got into the bed and we laid there talking for what seemed in the dream for hours.

I can say this has been a bright spot in this recent journ


Mary Sheehan Winn said...

Damn, You look better bald than I would. I'm so sorry for all this, Cara. Hugs to you

sandy said...

I thought of you recently! I went to all your blogs and read a little and then decided to post a comment here. I hope all is well now with you and I imagine you are past your treatment and pray you are doing well!