Author Archives: Pink Ribbon Road

About Pink Ribbon Road

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

I Didn’t Get a Crystal Ball

November 3, 2018 The past 6 weeks have been a whirlwind of diagnostic MRIs and CTs, surgery to remove one metastatic tumor from my brain and decide what to do with the second one. The hardest part of this is … Continue reading

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Neuropsych Assessment – Chemobrain

November 2018 I was supposed to go to the hospital and meet with the Neuropsychology team to evaluate my chemobrain. I was too sick to go. Things got crazy for several months afterward. I’m debating now, in June, if it’s … Continue reading

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Another Perfect Storm

November 30, 2018 The days that I have the energy to go do things are still fewer than the days that I putter around doing laundry and sleeping on the couch. One of my friends had a baby the week … Continue reading

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Updated Timeline

I know things have gotten a little difficult to follow, so I’ll recap the last year or so.  I’ll do some posts that have more details for each of the milestones later.   May 2018: Lumpectomy Surgery July 2018: Pre-radiation … Continue reading

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1 Month Post-Op – Brain Surgery

November 2, 2018 I am now 4 weeks post-op from having the larger of the two metastatic brain tumors removed from the back of my head. I have one spot on my incision that isn’t done healing as well as … Continue reading

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Recovery from Brain Surgery

October 1-24 2018 I am now 3 weeks post-op from having a metastatic brain tumor removed from the back of my brain. I’ve been working since about the 4th day after surgery. My incision is healing nicely. My vision’s not … Continue reading

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Think Before You Pink

I promised a post on donating to cancer-related organizations, specifically those for breast cancer and breast cancer research. Susan Komen puts only 7% of their annual budget toward breast cancer research. They spend their money on advertising for awareness campaigns. … Continue reading

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My Unbucket List

October 31, 2018 I was thinking the past couple of days about my bucket list. Then, for some weird reason, I started thinking about the things I don’t have to worry about doing if I believe the statistics. I won’t … Continue reading

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The Brain Radiation Plan

October 24, 2018 I had an appointment with the Radiation Oncologist for my brain today. The plan is to radiate the 2nd tumor. She’ll be talking with my Oncologist about the targeted chemo to make sure that it’s crossing the … Continue reading

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What to Eat – Sheet Pan Chicken Parmesan

Sheet Pan Chicken Parmesan I think one of the best investments I’ve ever made is this quarter’s Taste of Home One Pan Dinners magazine. What I liked about this recipe was that it was fast and easy. I had a … Continue reading

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