Category Archives: Milestones

Last “Regular” Radiation

August 16, 2018 Today was my last “regular” radiation treatment. Starting tomorrow, I will be starting a week of boost. This is a milestone of sorts. Not quite done yet, though. I’m happy to be 5 days out from finally … Continue reading

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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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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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4 Weeks Post-Op

Today, I am 4 weeks post-op and it’s Herceptin day. I get to see the oncologist this time. Since starting Herceptin on its own, I only get to see her every other infusion appointment. This week, I will also meet with the genetic counselor.  Continue reading

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Cancer Survivor

I saw a Facebook post earlier declaring today as Cancer Survivor’s Day. It made me stop and think. What does that even mean?  Am I a survivor?  Does it count if I’m still going through treatment? Do I need to feel like I’ve survived something before I can call myself a survivor? Continue reading

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2 Weeks Post-Op

Chemo brain is seen by the people who actually study it as a brain injury. One of the main aspects of this injury is brain fatigue. This is one of the things that sets my memory issues apart from those that are happening because I’m “getting to that age.” Continue reading

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10 Day Post-Op Appointment

Monday, May 21, 2018 I had my 10 day post-op appointment today. I was looking forward to getting the drain removed. One of the things I like about this surgeon is that she’s not only a great surgeon and doctor, … Continue reading

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