Monthly Archives: July 2018

7 Weeks Post-Op / 11 Weeks Post-Chemo

June 29, 2018 Today I’m 7 weeks post-op and 11 weeks finished with chemo. It’s been a long and rough week. I’m tired. Mentally and physically. The first couple of radiation appointments this week were stressful. The past couple of weeks … Continue reading

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1st Radiation Treatment

June 25, 2018 Today was it. The first day of radiation. The first day of a major hurdle in my treatment. I spent some time Saturday catching up with a friend from elementary and high school down at Pike Market … Continue reading

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If I Hate Pink So Much Why the Title?

Way before I had breast cancer, and way before pink ribbon campaigns, I hated pink. I hate what pink is meant to stand for, which was girly-ness. Girls (and women) are supposed to be dainty, ladylike, obedient, cooperative and most … Continue reading

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Radiation Dry Run

June 22, 2018 I had the radiation dry run this morning. One of the things that came out of the conversation with the nurse before I went in is how forthright the Radiation Oncologist (RO) is with her patients. I … Continue reading

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6 Weeks Post-Op / 10 Weeks Post Chemo

June 22, 2018 Another busy week. The Radiation Oncologist (RO) last week suggested that I go back to work for a while because radiation fatigue wouldn’t be noticeable for about a month. So… I did. I’m not mentally ready to … Continue reading

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5 Weeks Post-Op / 9 Weeks Post-Chemo

June 15, 2018 What a week! My sister and her friend flew in on Tuesday, I had 2 sessions of radiation planning, a dental cleaning appointment and an Occupational Therapy (OT) appointment. In between, there were errands to run, shopping … Continue reading

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Radiation Planning – Take 2

June 14, 2018 The new PET Scan is scheduled for the end of the month – that was the 1st opening. The Radiation Oncologist wants to see what’s going on with my deeper lymph nodes. I’d like to know this, too. … Continue reading

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