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1st Radiation Treatment

June 25, 2018 Today was it. The first day of radiation. The first day of a major hurdle in my treatment. I spent some time Saturday catching up with a friend from elementary and high school down at Pike Market … Continue reading

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Radiation Dry Run

June 22, 2018 I had the radiation dry run this morning. One of the things that came out of the conversation with the nurse before I went in is how forthright the Radiation Oncologist (RO) is with her patients. I … 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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Week 1 Without Taxol

For several weeks, the only part of my body that didn’t hurt was my hair. Yes, I said hair. I wasn’t completely exhausted but my energy wasn’t there, either.  Continue reading

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How’s That Chemo Brain Workin’ For Ya?

The doctors will say to try doing puzzles. I started doing crosswords while I was still on AC chemo. I finished the puzzle the same as if I didn’t have chemo brain. I sometimes do the New York Times crossword (print edition, not online), but mostly I do the one in The Globe. Yes, the tabloid Globe you find at the grocery store. No, I don’t read the other gossip. I go directly to the puzzle and work through it. Like I said, though, this didn’t seem to be any more of a challenge than it was before I started chemo and started noticing chemo brain. Continue reading

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11 Down, 1 To Go

After today, I have one chemo treatment with Taxol left. One. I am so ready to be done with chemo. So ready. The birds woke me up about 5 am and I was at the hospital by 7:30 am. I … Continue reading

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