Monthly Archives: June 2015

June 29th, 2015: Boob Behaving Badly

Last November, I tried to rid cancer from my body by having a double mastectomy. Get rid of the tumors and be done with cancer. At the end, you gain a boob job. How bad could this be? Oh, I … Continue reading

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June 28th, 2015: It’s Just Hair

It’s just hair, so why the big fuss?  I don’t know. It’s really not what I thought it was. It’s just hair. It’s not who I am.   My son & I in September before I was diagnosed in October … Continue reading

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June 25, 2015: The Story Behind the Recovery Tee

My husband lost his job. A few days later, I was diagnosed with breast cancer. I needed a double mastectomy. Our insurance deductable was $6,000 before it paid a single penny. My surgeon said I’d be off work a minimum … Continue reading

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June 21, 2015: Chemo Tricks & Tips

Everyone’s adventure through chemotherapy is unique, and our treatment plans are often different. These may not all be relevant or helpful to everyone, but I hope it helps some of you. Sorry but there is no real order to this … Continue reading

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June 20, 2015: What Went Wrong

My mouth is covered in chemo sores for the first time in months. I’ve racked my brain trying to figure out what I’ve done differently. Maybe dehydration? Maybe chemo’s last revenge?  Update: Sweet-n-Low is to blame for these sores. I’d … Continue reading

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June 18, 2015: No More Chemo!

Today was my last round of chemotherapy. I started in December with 4 rounds of AC Chemo (The awful Red Devil). That was followed by two failed rounds of Taxol. (I was one of the lucky percentage that’s highly allergic … Continue reading

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June 16, 2015:┬áThe Beauty of Cancer

“Beauty” was never the first word I thought of when I heard the word “cancer”. I still struggle to recall it as a describing word even knowing how many roses are within the thorns. Beautiful it is though.  A gorgeous … Continue reading

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