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My Rotation to Project Angkor

Written by Chuong Dang, MD PGY3 at Kaiser Permanente Oakland Pediatrics Residency Program on a Global Health rotation with Project Angkor in Cambodia.

We departed from San Francisco Airport on 12/29 early morning, transit flight in Taipei and arrived in Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia on 12/30. 1,687 more words

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First Chemotherapy--Part 2

On the first try in which I felt hardly any pain, Barbara inserted the needle that would infuse me with the cancer-killing medications that had been chosen for me, which were two; Taxotere and Cytoxan. 631 more words


First Chemo Treatment--Part 1

Dr. Chan prescribed Dexamethasone that I was to take the day before chemo, the day of, and the day after, so on Monday before my first treatment on Tuesday, I swallowed two tiny pills twice–with breakfast and with an early dinner around 3:30. 405 more words


Choosing Chemotherapy

On my first appointment with Dr. Victor after my mastectomy, he checked me thoroughly, said I was doing well, then reported the lab’s analyzation of my breast tissue and of the nine lymph nodes he had removed. 330 more words


Christmas and the Detour

After two nights in the hospital, being wonderfully attended, I was released. Our daughter, Rebecca, was with her dad to pick me up, and it developed that she stayed in our home for 12 days caring for me as though I were a child, tending my two drains, catering also to her dad, cooking meals, and helping out in many other ways. 562 more words


Surgery Ends

The surgery to perform my mastectomy went well with no complications. Dr. Victor met with my family and told them he found much what he expected. 208 more words


Wonderful Confusion

“Life is so wonderfully confusing at times.”                      Andrew Buxton

After a follow-up visit yesterday with my surgeon, Dr. Victor, I sent messages to my children telling them about the great report Dr.

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