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The Firsts – Emotional Soup

I am officially through my year of first anniversaries. My how time flies. What was really interesting about it all was how much more emotional I was looking back. Going through surgery, chemotherapy and radiation, I was so focued on … Continue reading

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Just when you think it’s safe to go back in the water …

I’ve crossed a bunch of first anniversaries over the past six weeks. Getting my diagnosis, MRIs, surgery. A year ago I was just past my surgery and doing very well. I started physio treatments the day after surgery to recover … Continue reading

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

… said my ┬ábest 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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It’s the little things

It’s 30 days since my last radiation zap – time for a check in. I’m doing mostly ok. I say mostly because chemotherapy is the gift that keeps on giving. Sigh. It’s been three months – 90 days – since … Continue reading

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Two More Zaps to Go

Today is my┬ápenultimate radiation zap. 18 down, two to go. One this afternoon at 4pm, and my final zap at 9:30 am tomorrow. The end of my cancer treatment is less than 24 hours away. It’s been a helluva seven … Continue reading

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Radiation – Zaps with a Purpose

I’m half way through my course of radiation treatments. As predicted, my breast is pink, as if I’d been in the sun all day and have a light sun burn. Radiation is even more of a mind game than chemo. … Continue reading

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Marks of Distinction – Radiation Tattoos

I got my first tattoos. Two tiny little black dots, about the size of a pin head. Doesn’t seem like much. But, as life-changing tattoos go, these two little marks are the motherlode of significance. These two tiny little dots … Continue reading

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