Monthly Archives: May 2018

Week 3 Post Taxol

I’m starting to feel like these posts should have a melody. Y’know, like the 12 days of Christmas, cuz I know it’s going to be a long while before I get to that single partridge in a pear tree. Some … Continue reading

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Mouth Care on Chemo

While you’re on chemo, and particularly AC chemo, your mouth will be drier and you’ll start getting canker-like sores in your mouth and into your throat. The canker sores can be very painful. As a result of dry mouth, vomiting … Continue reading

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The Fluoride Backstory

Rather than just jump on the outrage wagon, I should have written about the why of the fluoride treatments in the first place. Sigh. So here goes. Right after I got diagnosed and was told I was going to be … Continue reading

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When Doves Fly

Surgery is my next big milestone. Today, on the eve of surgery, I can begin to dream of being able to spread my wings and fly again. Continue reading

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Good Luck To You!

There’s nothing quite like hearing “screw you” from your dental insurance provider when it comes to additional needed procedures due to your cancer. I’ve so far been *really* lucky with my health insurance. Most everything’s been covered, and for those … Continue reading

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Week 2 Without Taxol

This week, my fingertips are less numb. I can feel its still there, but it’s less and going away. My hands still burn if I clench them or wring them together – like when I’m drying them after washing. My feet are also less numb. I can feel my toes again, and I have more of a tingly feeling in the bottoms of my feet where they were numb before. Continue reading

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Week 1 Without Taxol

For several weeks, the only part of my body that didn’t hurt was my hair. Yes, I said hair. I wasn’t completely exhausted but my energy wasn’t there, either.  Continue reading

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