Tag Archives: breast cancer survivor

skin cancer

It’s official. Again. My second cancer is skin cancer. Basal Cell and Squamous Cell. Now granted the damage was done decades before breast cancer, but technically still my second cancer. My skin cancer was discovered because after I had radiation … Continue reading

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nine years.

That screenshot pretty much says it all. And yes a lumpectomy is a partial mastectomy. I am nine years clear of breast cancer. One more year of Tamoxifen and the countdown starts in October for that. I cried when I … Continue reading

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a breast cancer survivor in a covid19 world

I bet you didn’t know you could get COVID-19 face masks in breast cancer appropriate patterns, right? And no, nothing gets token donated to legitimate breast cancer charities. Welcome to my breast cancer blog flowing stream of random consciousness. My … Continue reading

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and the beat goes on

It’s 2020. It’s one month tomorrow since I had knee surgery on my left knee. The healing is happening but it feels slow. Part of the problem is my left side is where sentinel node was removed when I had … Continue reading

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stressed out in oncology

Today is oncology appointment day. While waiting to see my oncologist a woman comes in. Doesn’t have an appointment but should have an appointment demanding to see her oncologist. Her oncologist is my oncologist. This woman made a 25 minute … Continue reading

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pay it forward

Let us begin with the never ending adventure of becoming middle-aged. Yours truly has popped the meniscus in her left knee. But last night I braced up my leg iced it all day and hobbled on a cane to my … Continue reading

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damn it all….lymphedema and life

Damn it all. I think I am getting to that age where stuff just happens…to you…to me…to everyone around us. I had been feeling a little sad sack about myself because well….I am back to physical therapy. My balance is … Continue reading

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all clear heading into 8

I made it to year 8! Eight years breast cancer free!!! After a mountain of paperwork and a diagnostic mammogram the news is GREAT! NED is still my friend post mammogram. (NED = NO EVIDENCE OF DISEASE) This year I … Continue reading

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at almost the eight year mark, the terror train makes a stop

I know, look at the pretty peony, right? Too bad my mood doesn’t match up today. I am almost at the eight year mark post breast cancer. And right or wrong, I am scared and anxious. Saturday is June 1 … Continue reading

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as pinktober approaches….

Just like women used to be offended or even upset by sexist advertising campaigns of the past, I have grown to loathe the big pharmaceutical companies’ cancer drug commercials. I am also on overload on hospital and cancer treatment center … Continue reading

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