Category Archives: Cancer

Sometimes Reality Bites…

There’s been a lot of talk lately about how I’m coming to the end of my journey with cancer. (Assuming it never returns, and I’m going to make that assumption for my own peace of mind.) Everyone seems to bring … Continue reading

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The End of This Trail…

It is so hard to believe that I’m pretty much at the the end of my cancer journey. I got my final treatment last Thursday. I have other appointments. I will get a heart scan and then see my oncologist … Continue reading

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My, How Time Flies…

It’s almost over. There is one treatment left to go. There will still be a few more months of cancer related tests and appointments, of course. And the port will have to be flushed every six weeks until they decide … Continue reading

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It’s Baaack… (Not the cancer!)

You know, I’ve gotten a lot of comments since my diagnosis about how wonderful my attitude was. Several folks along the way have commented on how awesome it was that I was not only able to maintain my sense of … Continue reading

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Day One…

Well, today was day one in our efforts to read through the Bible in 90 days. Our reading was Genesis chapters 1-11 and Job chapters 1-5. Following our SOAP formula, I’m supposed to pick out a verse that stood out … Continue reading

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One Year Later…

It has been a year since my OB/GYN found the lump in my breast during a routine breast exam while I was in for my annual gynecological exam. Actually, it was a year on June 16th, but I went back … Continue reading

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Getting Back to Normal…

Normal. It’s a relative term. But then everything in life is relative. Einstein sure had that right! Every thought, fear, and emotion is relative to our own personal experience and views. “Normalcy” is no different. They (scientists and/or psychologists) spend … Continue reading

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Simple Truths…

Life is not the way it’s supposed to be. It’s the way it is. The way you cope with it is what makes the difference. This was the opening line of an email forwarded to me by a couple of … Continue reading

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GOOD News/BAD News/NO News

GOOD News: I got the results from my BRAC Analysis (which is actually a test of the BRCA 1 and BRCA 2 genes) and they were negative. Specifically, no mutation was found. This is very GOOD news! It means that … Continue reading

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Patience…

I am not a particularly patient person. (And before anyone suggests it, I am far too smart to actually ask the Lord to help me learn to be patient. Not gonna fall for THAT one! LOL) Having cancer pretty much … Continue reading

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NO MORE RADIATION!!!!

 It’s finally over! I got my LAST radiation treatment today. I even got a Certificate of Completion, LOL. Coincidentally, the other side of the office, the medical oncology office was having an open house to celebrate the completion of the … Continue reading

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Final Regular Radiation Treatment

I got my final regular radiation treatment today. Yippee! I have 7 more treatments to go, called “boost” treatments. These treatments are targeted so that they only hit the area right where the tumor was. I was very happy to … Continue reading

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A Closer Look at Radiation Treatments…

Five weeks of radiation down, and two more to go. I go in later than usual on Monday so they can do some additional setup for the final seven treatments, called “boost” treatments. So far, the radiation has targeted the … Continue reading

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Exhaustion…

Wow, I didn’t know I could feel this tired. I swear it wasn’t this bad during the chemo. Or maybe it was and I’ve just forgotten. You know, Chemo Brain and all. Then again, I guess it’s possible, and probably … Continue reading

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Signs of Radiation Exposure…

Well, I’m into my third week of radiation treatments. As I was laying there today listening to the machine buzzing while it zapped me, I couldn’t help thinking about Japan and it’s nuclear situation. If the worst were to happen … Continue reading

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