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365 Days – and counting

365 days. 52 weeks. Twelve months. I’ve been thinking about this milestone for a couple of days, and it doesn’t matter how you frame it, it doesn’t get any easier to mark it. A year ago today, at 4pm, I … Continue reading

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It’s not like there’s going to be a cake or anything …

… said my  best friend when I commented on the fact that today is the first anniversary of “the lump”. A year ago today my doctor referred me for a diagnostic mammogram and ultrasound after examining the lump I’d felt … Continue reading

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Shifting Gears – Treatment Mode to Recovery Mode

It’s almost two weeks since my final radiation zap. My skin looks less and less like a severe sunburn and more like I’ve spent a day in the sun but forgot to replenish my sunscreen. Pink, rather than an angry … Continue reading

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Everything’s Coming Up Hair Sprouts All Over!!!!!

It’s the little things in life, they say. And in cancer treatment recovery that is certainly true. My eyelashes are FINALLY growing back. I have tiny little sprouts of eyelashes growing back on both my upper and lower lids on … Continue reading

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There’s an App for that – NOT!

Going through chemotherapy is an incredibly complex thing. I know this and I haven’t even started yet. The second thing I did, after first crying, when I found out that chemo was in my future was look for an app … Continue reading

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Who’s In Charge Here? Or, How Come I Have Cancer and I Haven’t Seen an Oncologist yet????

I’m not sure how it works elsewhere, but this post relates to my patient experience so far – three weeks after diagnosis and no meeting with an Oncologist. The decisions so far are being driven by my radiologist, my surgeon and … Continue reading

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Diagnosis

Four days later, as my boob was black and blue turning yellow/pea green, I got a call from my doctor’s office to come see him first thing Monday morning. First time ever a request to come in, and knowing they … Continue reading

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Biopsies and Frozen Peas

A needle core biopsy is actually a pretty cool thing. It would be much more cool if it was happening to someone else, but this was mine and I was interested in exactly how it worked. I hadn’t planned to … Continue reading

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Why Do They Do So Many Freakin Tests?

The Difference Between ‘Ready, Fire, Aim’ and Accuracy So, now I had a lump that  was deemed suspicious and worthy of a needle core biopsy. At this point I’m still not overly concerned – I’d been through two previous biopsies … Continue reading

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