Category Archives: Diagnosis

The Enormity of It All

Some days the enormity of it all weighs heavier than others. This week has been a dead-man’s carry kind of week. It’s heavy and it’s not moving and there’s nothing to ease the burden of carrying it except getting to … Continue reading

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Blinded by SCIENCE!

When I spoke to the surgeon late last week as a follow up to the CT scan of my chest, she told me that the nodules that were identified in the previous scan were still there, but the thinking on them is that they were enlarged because I was sick at the time. Continue reading

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New Scans – Episode 1

This morning, I had a new mammogram, ultrasound and MRI. I was hoping this was going to be easy. Of course it couldn’t be. Continue reading

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Recap of the Test Results

I’m just going to go through all of the staging tests to date with the basic results.  My oncologist said that I’m staged at 3A/2B because of the size of the mass and the involvement of lymph nodes. Mammogram and … Continue reading

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The Diagnosis – Part V – The Scans

When you’re diagnosed with cancer, the doctors need a certain number and type of scans to determine if and how much the cancer has spread. So after you’ve had a mammogram with ultrasound and a biopsy, the next step is … Continue reading

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The Diagnosis – Part IV – The Big Meeting

The “Big Meeting” was scheduled for a week after I’d gotten the biopsy results. They didn’t have any openings left for that week or I’d have been there. I took a colleague from work with me and also had my … Continue reading

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The Diagnosis – Part III – The Biopsy

In my agreement on my About page, I said I wouldn’t post anything disgusting or revealing here, and I meant it, so no pics here!! Well, not of body parts, anyway. Y’all know what biopsies are. What I will say … Continue reading

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