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meeting new survivors

Today it was time to visit the pleasant vampires and have blood work done. The results actually came back but because I don’t know what I’m looking at so I am waiting until somebody calls me because I me and … Continue reading

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ten years of clear mammograms

So it’s official. 10 complete years of clear mammograms. I can’t even begin to explain the relief I feel. I mean I know I reached my 10 year anniversary a couple of weeks ago, but I hadn’t had the mammogram … Continue reading

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it’s about the 10 years

June 1 I hit a milestone I wasn’t sure I was going to reach when this journey started. Even if I never admitted that out loud back then, there were moments I wondered with some “what ifs”. I don’t think … Continue reading

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an anniversary of sorts

Well, literally, what a long strange trip it’s been. Today is an anniversary of sorts. It was 10 years ago this afternoon, as I was sitting in my then office that my cell phone rang. It was my breast surgeon … Continue reading

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shot day!

Today was the day! Shot 1! The COVID19 shot I have been given is by Moderna. Finally. I was a bit emotional getting it. It’s been a year living in a COVID19 world as an immunocompromised person. It was a … Continue reading

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loss

I lost another life-long friend yesterday. To cancer. Not breast, but a nasty glioblastoma. She was a very private person, so although I have known since August, 2019 she was sick, I have kept her peace. She asked me to … Continue reading

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cancer doesn’t stop for covid19 or the holidays

Today I made the drive down to Penn Medicine in Radnor. Yesterday was my last oncology appointment of 2020 and today I went in for my flu shot in the infusion suites. I have gotten it in the chemo lounge … Continue reading

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the one good thing about a global pandemic is….

I found the silver lining in COVID19. I haven’t seen much of Pinktober which I hate. This is the month I really hate because you even see pink pumpkins. Whoever thought a pink pumpkin looked good? It looks like someone … Continue reading

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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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