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#tbt and thoughts seeing an old photo from my breast cancer journey

Dear Readers: the backstory is that photo was posted on Facebook yesterday like an FBI Wanted Poster in the post office. If you have followed this blog, you know I haven’t even here posted tons of photos of myself. I … Continue reading

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milestones: the last dose of tamoxifen

It was just a little note in my calendar. But it’s a very big event. The note says “stop taking Tamoxifen after today.” Ten years ago I started taking Tamoxifen. Prior to this, I took very little medicine. Mostly allergy … Continue reading

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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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