Category Archives: finding the lump

March 10, 2016: A Blood Clot Scare

Nearly two week ago, I woke up with a shooting pain down my right arm. Every since I had my exchange surgery, I’ve had problems with the nerves in my right arm because my implant presses my port into my … Continue reading

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January 8, 2015: The 5 Stages of Grief and Cancer

I know what you’re thinking, why would I be writing about the five stages of grief when I’m a cancer survivor and not dealing with the death of a loved one or even trying to prepare for my own death? … Continue reading

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December 9, 2014: Finding the Monster

Finding the Monster – My Informational Journey *I thought cancer meant sick. I felt the healthiest I had in years. *I thought cancerous tumors would cause pain. My tumor’s size over time and location eventually caused discomfort when I wore … Continue reading

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October 21, 2014: The Biopsy

Today, we went back to Solis Breast Center for my ultra sound guided biopsy. Once again, I was sent back to the back for my medical shirt. Inside the ultra sound room, a different radiologist came in then the one … Continue reading

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October 16, 2014: Random Thinking

A walk with a sister who lives over 800 miles away from me was pretty awesome! She saw a happy little squirrel without a tail. I didn’t see anything that exciting. To watch smiles happen because smiles happened is priceless. … Continue reading

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October 16, 2014: More Tests

Today, I went in for my mammogram and needle biopsy. They asked me if I wanted to pay an extra $75.00 to have a 3D mammogram. Knowing we had a high deductible and not knowing what the future held, I … Continue reading

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October 14, 2014: Meeting with Dr. Parikh

Jonathan, my husband, went with me to my appointment. My yearly exam wasn’t scheduled until December 19th, but they moved it up in order to check out the lump that hadn’t gone away, but it had grown to the size … Continue reading

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