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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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Nuclear Poo, Tidy Bowl Pee & Smurf Boobs

It’s day one of surgery recovery. I’m still not allowed to drive because of the anaesthetic (24 hrs was the edict). I have nice white padded bandages on my two incisions, so I can’t see how long they are, but … Continue reading

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The Big Day – Really, it’s Day Surgery

My surgery buddy picked me up at 5:45 am. I’d not had anything to eat or drink since 10pm the night before, as instructed. Not that I could have eaten anything due to nerves, but I was thirsty. The first … Continue reading

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Bumped – or What do ORs and Airplane Seats Have in Common?

It turns out that operating rooms are as rare a commodity as airplane seats, and they are routinely over-booked to ensure they are filled. Who knew. The good news is that you typically get bumped because there is someone sicker … Continue reading

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