Breast Cancer Journey

My Most Asked Question

The question I am asked most often when people find out about my cancer diagnosis and treatment is, “Why are you having chemo and then surgery instead of the other way around?” So as promised in an earlier post, I will explain why my doctors have recommended chemotherapy treatment prior to surgery. The type of cancer I have is called…

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Breast Cancer Journey, Zumba

My First Week

Whew, what a long week!  My first chemo treatment was on October 2nd and already it seems like a month ago. I have to admit it hasn’t been as bad as I thought it might be. I find that my imagination can, and often does, create a worse case scenario vision that ends up being far worse than reality. I…

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Breast Cancer Journey

My Alien Abduction

Two days ago I had a port installed. The end. Let’s try this again. Two days ago I had a port installed. A Medi-Port or “port” is a small device that is inserted underneath the skin on your chest to make the infusion of chemotherapy drugs easier. At least, that’s what they keep telling me. I’m not completely convinced that’s…

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Breast Cancer Journey, Organization

The “C” Word

Ew, No I’m not talking about the word that refers to the female anatomy.  And I’m not talking about Cancer either. I’m talking about Chaos. Chaos is what happens when you have too many doctor’s appointments, too many explanations, too many nurses, phone numbers, pamphlets, resources, tests, more appointments, phone calls, lab work… agh! So it turns out that, for…

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