Tag Archives: breast surgery

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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Happy Anniversary, You Look Great!

September 24, 2018 I can’t tell you now many times I’ve heard how great I look in the past 6 months. Even my oncologists keep telling me how good I look despite all that they’ve done to me. Believe me… I … Continue reading

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Bra Shopping Part I

August 21, 2018 In a way, I’ve been looking forward to going bra shopping since I had my surgery. I had asked my surgeon to do a significant reduction in my breast size, so none of my old bras were … Continue reading

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Post Surgery Goodbye

July 9, 2018 I learned in the last week or so that my surgeon is leaving the hospital where I’m being treated and is headed to LA. I had some questions about my healing and was lucky enough to get … 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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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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They Never Ask for the Backstory

Cancer. Cancer’s what I’d be doing next. It didn’t wait til the end of the calendar year. It didn’t care that I hadn’t joined a gym yet. It made sure that I was too tired to do anything on those weekends that I was home between trips. In fact, cancer prefers me to be overweight.  Continue reading

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3 Weeks Post-Op

Friday, June 1, 2018
I am 3 weeks post-op and 6 weeks post-chemo today.  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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