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Radiation Planning – Take 1

June 13, 2018 I had an appointment with the Radiation Oncologist today. I will be doing the daily radiation treatments at another facility other than the hospital downtown. This is something of a relief – traffic will be a little … 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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Pre-Op Surgical Appointment

Any concerns…  Well, yeah. I have a list. I have a tumor that started out the size of a plum in my chest. My first and primary concern is that the cancer is removed and she gets it all the first time. Continue reading

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Partial Mastectomy Scheduled

The surgery, a partial mastectomy, or lumpectomy, with axillary node dissection and bilateral breast lift, is scheduled for Friday, May 11, 2018. I’m a little nervous. I’ve met with the surgeon and her resident regarding the surgery. She talked through … Continue reading

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Treatment Step 1: Install the Port

I feel like I’m becoming a Borg. I’ve just had new hardware installed, a chemo port. I had my choice between having a port put into my chest, or having PIC lines hanging out of my arm. I know me. … 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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