Category Archives: Therapies

1st Day of Kadcyla

October 12, 2018 I got my first dose of Kadcyla today. It’s another targeted chemotherapy drug that is supposed to stop the cancer from growing and spreading. The previous two targeted chemotherapy drugs, Herceptin and Perjeta, clearly weren’t working for … Continue reading

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30-Day Breast Radiation Follow-up

September 20, 2018 I had my 30-day follow up after completing my 7-1/2 weeks of radiation for my breast and chest today.  My skin looks mostly normal again. The Radiation Oncologist said that she can hardly tell they did anything … 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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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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More Appointments Than Carter’s Got Pills

Yes, I have a ton of shoulda done this or thats about my health. What I also have is a “Today’s the Day it Changes,” and it’s time to start taking better care of myself, with exercise and strength training going back on my Must Do Regardless list. Continue reading

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