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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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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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the waiting is the hardest part

June 1st was 7 years. Today was the official all clear. Lucky seven. The waiting is always the hardest part. I am still one of the lucky ones. That is hard some days to wrap one’s head around.

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catching up

Hi there.  It has been a while since I really did an update. So I thought I would drink my morning cup of coffee and get to.  Mind you, I will get to in a minute after my morning hot flash (hot … Continue reading

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two must read breast cancer related articles

Two New York Times articles are a must read for women.  One is on the benefits of radiation and one is another do women really need mammograms article – again, both from the New York Times. With regard to mammograms, a … Continue reading

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there but for the grace of God go I

Today I had a follow-up with my surgeon.  Once again my sweet man and I made the trek to Philadelphia in the afternoon.  I have been going long enough that I have started to recognize the faces:  the newly diagnosed, … Continue reading

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and then there were none….

I rang the bell. And yes, it stayed on the wall.  Seven weeks are now complete.  A slew of my Driving Miss Daisy list showed up to watch me ring the  bell that says “Titanic”, along with my mother and a dear … Continue reading

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THREE left!!! (32 down)

Yippeekiyay!  Three zaps left and my left breast says not a moment too soon since I have redefined red is the new black. Three left. Wow. It has been so long, yet it has been so fast.    And I have … Continue reading

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31 one down only 4 more to go…

Another one done.  Went back to original radiation machine today as the spanking new TrueBeam wasn’t working right or something—which has to drive the hospital crazy since they just put it in, but hey things with computers in them are after all, … Continue reading

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30 down, 5 to go. did not know it was possible to be so tired

Five more radiation sessions left to go.  It’s been a long seven weeks, people. I am just cranky.  It’s raining (again) and I am so tired I can barely think.  I am also in a state of sore and red … Continue reading

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