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About Pink Ribbon Road

This blog is about receiving and living with a breast cancer diagnosis.

I Love My Library…

I’m pretty lucky here in Seattle to have access to 3 major public library systems. That isn’t true in or near all big cities. In small towns, you’re really limited to only one – the county system. I think that for people who have one or no options, that really sucks. Everyone should have access to library materials no matter where they live.  Continue reading

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Life on Taxol

I’ve been on Taxol for 3 weeks now. I get the biologics Herceptin and Perjeta every 3rd or 4th week as well. They give Taxol weekly to help reduce the side effects. Luckily, I haven’t had any nausea issues with … Continue reading

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L-Glutamine to Counteract Taxol

I started on Taxol with the biologics Herceptin and Perjeta 3 weeks ago. I get the biologics every 3rd or 4th treatment, and I get the Taxol every week. The thought behind doing it every week is to minimize the … Continue reading

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Taxol – Take 3

I got my 3rd infusion of Taxol yesterday, February 16th. The first two went without a reaction so they told me I could stop taking the steroids. This was the first infusion without taking the steroids beforehand. This appointment was pretty … Continue reading

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Happy Unbirthday

This year, it feels like I’m living life through the looking glass. Like I’ve tumbled down a rabbit hole and the only way out is through to the bottom. So, I’d already decided several weeks ago that this year would be … Continue reading

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The Billionaires are Winning and Patients are Losing

The business of medicine and health insurance is dark and dirty. That’s what it is. A multi-billion dollar business. And all of it is set up to benefit, not the patients, but the people who run the business. All aspects … Continue reading

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First Taxol Chemo

Thanks to my wonderful coworker today for hanging out with me all day for my infusion and making sure I got there and back!! It was nice to have someone there with me to talk to and make the time … Continue reading

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