Author Archives: Pink Ribbon Road

About Pink Ribbon Road

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

1-Year Post Op

May 11, 2019 A year ago today I had surgery to remove the cancerous lump from my breast and also have a bilateral breast lift. It’s taken me the whole year to adjust to my new look. For probably 8-9 … Continue reading

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Playing Contact Roulette

February 5, 2019 I woke up this morning not able to see with my glasses or contacts. I was getting headaches and I could only read things with my glasses off. I made an appointment with my optometrist. I explained … Continue reading

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Rehab Highlight Reel

January 21, 2019 I spent 11 days in the acute rehab unit. Sorry you didn’t get a day-by-day account. Remember my phone has been dead now for 2 weeks and I didn’t have a tablet or laptop with me. I’m … Continue reading

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30 Days Post-Brain Radiation

February 2019 I had another 2 weeks of radiation on the tumors in my brain. I think there was something trying to grow back, and the tumor bed where the 4cm tumor was in my parietal lobe had been that … Continue reading

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Naivete

Cancer is one of those conditions where we are either willfully ignorant or woefully naive about all it entails. I’m not sure which was more prevalent for me. Probably equal parts of both. Before diagnosis, I knew people who had … Continue reading

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Home At Last

January 22, 2019 I was discharged from rehab today. It is January in Seattle. It’s cold, raining and wet. I’m leaving this place with the clothes that I brought and wore when I was admitted to the hospital 17 days … Continue reading

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Heading Home from Rehab

January 20, 2019 So, after 17 days of hospital and rehab stay, I’m being sent home. Ready or not, here I go. Hint: the real answer is no, I’m not ready. In fact, I’m scared witless. I have 2 sets … Continue reading

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