Breast cancer: 12 months in 12 minutes

Breast cancer: 12 months in 12 minutes

Today marks one year since being diagnosed with breast cancer. I remember it was a very nice day much like today. It was kind of hard to enjoy because we knew the call could come, but as the day went on I didn’t think it was going to happen. The call came around...
Radiation therapy home stretch

Radiation therapy home stretch

It’s just about 11 months since my breast cancer diagnosis (8/14/13 3:45 p.m.), and I’m coming into the home stretch on my treatments. I feel fortunate that I haven’t had too many terrible side effects along the way. I just now — after 27...
Staph infection (or how I spent my weekend)

Staph infection (or how I spent my weekend)

I am writing this blog post from my hospital bed with a staph infection. When we went to bed on Thursday, I had just noticed  a light pink blush color on the lower half of my left breast, below my mastectomy incision. After waking and taking my shower Friday morning,...
Three weeks since mastectomy

Three weeks since mastectomy

It’s been three weeks since my bilateral mastectomy and things move along better each day. I still have problems reaching for things really high up in the cabinets or bending down to pick things up from the floor. My mother in law lent me her grabber, and...
A week since my mastectomy

A week since my mastectomy

I can’t believe it’s already a week since my double mastectomy. I feel so good to have it behind me and that I am on my way to recovery. Never having been in the hospital before I think I hit the jackpot in terms of outstanding care and fabulous...
After chemotherapy, before mastectomy

After chemotherapy, before mastectomy

It’s been four weeks since my last chemotherapy treatment and boy does it feel GREAT!!! For the most part I am getting back to feeling normal. My tastebuds seem to be back and the sensitivity in my nails has pretty much gone away. I have been taking the...
Life during chemo: Taxol 7 & 8

Life during chemo: Taxol 7 & 8

We survived the Polar Vortex that came the first part of this month. Our car was prepared with extra blankets, mittens, hats etc. Luckily we were able to make it to my chemo treatments without any interruptions. 2014 began with a terrible tragedy in our neighborhood....
I have breast cancer

I have breast cancer

(Above: Phoning from Froedtert’s Clinical Cancer Center, Milwaukee, 8/27/13) It’s been a while since I have added a new blog entry. Really the site was not up for the past year or so. I have decided to bring it back because I am faced with a new chapter in...

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