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Bye bye Duderstadt

Good morning! It’s 5.37am and I’m wide awake, so I thought I’d update the blog and let you all know what’s been going on. It’s not the greatest news, actually, because we’ve decided to stop the Dendritic Cell Vaccine Therapy (DCVT) in Germany, so I won’t be going back there. 576 more words

Breast Cancer

Cancer: you don't know shit from Shinola

Brunch. Sex. A drive. Shop for antiques. Take in a movie. Chilly out? I got sweaters and coats! Sex. Nap. Dinner. Goodnight.

That was then. 773 more words

Personal Experience


I’ve been working really hard at my recovery since my mastectomy on Tuesday. It is interesting that the pain from the surgery has not been too bad. 495 more words

Ductal Disease: DCIS & IDC

Apart from the clumsiness (see previous post for details), I actually observed some pretty cool breast surgery this week.

First, a total axillary clearance following a previous mastectomy and breast reconstruction- as breast malignancy often spreads to the axillary lymph nodes and presumably her nodes were positive for malignant cells so they all had to come out. 881 more words

Medical School

Start of My Journey and Transformation

I wanted to start this blog, with my recent diagnosis of Stage II Breast Cancer. I was diagnosed in early December of 2016. Now, whatever, stage you are in or have, we have treatments, surgeries, we have the unexpected journey to reach our wellness potential. 411 more words

Hearing the words, "Cancer-free"...

There are certain dates in our lives that immediately become etched into our memories, in an effortless manner, on account of the emotional impact they leave on us. 691 more words

Breast Cancer

How much can sheer determination keep you alive?

It’s not often I blog on my laptop, but I don’t have a phone at the moment, which is both liberating and inconvenient at the same time. 616 more words

Breast Cancer