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Leslie's Diary: Tuesday July 3


SAN ANTONIO - It's almost the Fourth Of July -- Independence Day.
I will make this a special celebration -- my own independence -- freedom from cancer!
I'm honored to be the grand marshal for the Schertz Fourth of July parade.
I had my CAT scan on schedule and everything looked great. All my blood work has come back perfect and the tumor markers are all within normal range.
My hair is growing back like crazy too! I've already had my first haircut and I must confess, I added a couple of subtle hilights as well. I have my second haircut set for this Saturday. There was a time I didn't think it would ever come back but once it starts growing it really grows fast!
I love it short which is a big surprise. I never would have cut it so short but I guess having no hair has given me a new perspective (any hair day is a good hair day!).
My daughter's birthday party was a big hit. She had a blast and she's such a big girl now. She's learned how to swim (she's a fish) and is in gymnastics. I love to watch life through her eyes!
I'm still taking Tamoxifen but the hot flashes have gotten much better. I did get efexir but never took it. It's an anti-depressant that helps the flashes but I decided to give it time. I'm glad I did because they seem to have diminished on their own. I still get a couple a day but they aren't bad and I don't get the night sweats any more.
I'm honored to be getting an award from the Congressional Families Action for Cancer Awareness. My family flies to D.C. in September to receive the media award. We've never been there so we're making it a vacation. I can't wait. Another blessing, another reason to thank God for being alive!
I'll write again soon. Thanks to all of you who have kept up with my story and offered me so much encouragement and support. You're the best!


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