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Dancing with the Red Devil

The chemo tsunami hit. The Red Devil kicked my butt! Every day for the first six days after receiving the Red Devil (Adriamycin chemo) and his cohort Procytox into my blood stream I woke up extremely nauseous and fatigued. Some of … Continue reading

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Morning Look?

  It is currently the fourth day since my first chemo treatment. When I saw this photo that my friend Kevin sent, I laughed – and laughing is always a good thing! It reminded me of how I feel when I look … Continue reading

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The Devil is in the Details

Baby steps is not a term used in Cancer College – in any way! Each step feels like a giant, big-girl step, as I progress from one hurdle and onward to the next. This week I made a few big-girl … Continue reading

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Preparing for Chemo

How exactly does a person prepare for chemotherapy? My stomach has been in knots on and off, in apprehension of starting chemotherapy later this week (Friday morning to be precise). It seems that every time someone asks when it is starting, … Continue reading

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Cancer College

It has just been approximately a month and a half since my unexpected enrolment in C (Cancer) College  or CC for short. What an uphill learning curve! In month one of this new college experience, I have learned the difference … Continue reading

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Where’s Waldo?

My double mastectomy surgery appears to have been ‘a success’ and as many of you know, I was sent on my merry way home just a few short hours after the surgery, drugs in hand for pain. (They don’t tell you … Continue reading

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T3N1M0 Snapshot

It has been an interesting roller coaster ride the past few days. Wednesday, May 21st, I went to meet the Radiation Oncologist. He told me the ‘unofficial’ pathology results reflected: T3-N1-M0. What does all this coding mean, you ask? All … Continue reading

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Flower Hug

A flower hug is a nice gentle hug, no worries of squishing anything, hugging too hard, or of holding on too long :-). While I always love big, hefty hugs, this is the one I received yesterday and it was … Continue reading

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Made It!

Well, I woke up in a bit of a panic the day before surgery and immediately asked “Is this REALLY happening to ME? Or is it a bad dream?” The reply from my amiga, was “You are REALLY about to … Continue reading

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One Bump or Two?

It has been an excruciating few days – actually, few weeks. So many extremely difficult decisions that we all wish we were never faced with in a lifetime. Thank goodness I DID get that prescription for Lorazepam yesterday as yes, … Continue reading

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