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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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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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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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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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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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Chemotherapy, Here I Come!!!

Well, it’s finally almost here… chemo. Boy, do I hate to have to do this. Mark’s not too excited about it either. In fact, I think he’d rather I didn’t do it. He’s having a lot of trouble with the … Continue reading

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"You’ll scare yourself to death."

I was talking to the very nice nurse at my surgeon’s office yesterday afternoon. I’d called to let them know the results of my biopsy. (This is the surgeon who is going to fix my hernia, and who I’ve asked … Continue reading

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Cancer

I have cancer. I’m still struggling to make it real in my own mind. I am 39 years old and I have breast cancer. No family history of it. No logical or rational reason at all to explain “why.” I … Continue reading

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