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The last 4 lots of chemo.. Things were getting hard

So I have already written about my first four lots of chemo but not the last 4. This is when everything got really really hard for me. 693 more words

Breast Cancer Survivor

Staying vigilant or crying wolf? Seeking best practices for "Recurrence Watch"

It was a Friday in late May, day seven of our Spain trip. I had noticed a bump behind my ear, on the mastoid bone, that wasn’t on the other side. 916 more words

Musings On Living

This Week's Digest

I have a bad habit of torturing myself with what has come and gone. It often sounds like this: “Last week at this time, I was waking up on vacation; now I’m…” “Last month at this time, I was getting ready ; now it’s over.” I’ve done a fair amount of looking back during my breast cancer treatment, not always to torture myself, but rather to reflect on and take note of all the changes in my life and in my body. 447 more words

Breast Cancer

Feelin' Pretty Good

June 14, 2015

Well, it’s Day 17 of Cycle 5, the Sunday before the next chemo session. All in all, I feel pretty good, if I dare say, almost normal. 1,258 more words


Ink From Woman's Tattoos Gives False Positive On Body Scan That Cancer Had Spread

ORANGE (CBSLA.com) — A woman with cancer had a major scare after ink from her tattoos caused an imaging test to light up, leading her doctor to believe the disease had spread. 286 more words


Melanoma - The initial diagnosis

On June 2nd, 2015, I saw a dermatologist to have them look at a mole upon the urging of my family. My brother Jeff first mentioned it in December 2013, then in January 2015 my sister Kim raised her concerns. 385 more words

Before and after

The doc dropped in yesterday to check how i was doing. I asked what he saw while he had me open, he said it’s more about what you don’t see. 77 more words

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