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make it a double

Yesterday, I had a double – in treatment.   I received my first solo Herceptin treatment which involved me going to the infusion unit for thirty minutes.  453 more words

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On the Eve

We have finally arrived. There is a bag mostly packed sitting next to the open front door, and tomorrow is the big day.

We prepped a bit these last few days with some of the unexpected, like heading home and some adventure time. 823 more words

Mastectomy

Seven Days

It is officially a week until surgery.

My first surgery in this preventing cancer journey: Prophylactic Bilateral Mastectomy (PBM).

One of the groups on Facebook make “events” for each member so we have reminders and an easy way of touching base.  163 more words

Mastectomy

Finding Meaning: Maleficent

If you aren’t too new to the world of BRCA then you are likely to know Angelina Jolie has played a not small role in spreading the word about genetic testing and preventative care.  763 more words

Mastectomy

Why Angelina Jolie Should Leave Her Ovaries Alone

Source: GreenMedInfo, by Sayer Ji, 6/6/2014

Angelina Jolie has already had her breasts removed, now she is poised to remove her ovaries. What is the rationale and justification? 1,107 more words

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