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The Surgery

The surgeon asks what I think, and I tell her it looks good. I’m swollen and my chest looks very different than it did the last time I saw her. She checks the incisions and tells me that it went well. She says she’ll call me with the pathology results as soon as they come in, and she’ll see me in a week to 10 days to remove the drain.¬† Continue reading

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Pre-Op Scan Results

It occurred to me to go back and look at the posts I had made when I first had these tests done. I was surprised and a little disheartened to see that I’d never documented the results of the scans before. So now, the sizes of the tumor and lymph nodes are included below because I’m talking about a decrease in size of each.¬† 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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Surgery Planning

The surgery aspect of breast cancer treatment is more complicated than you’d think. There are lots of different options for surgery. Some choices are better than others for recovery and quality of life later.¬†Unfortunately, these are not all choices we, … Continue reading

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