Monthly Archives: January 2012

Breast Cancer 2.0

“It’s cancer.” Dr. S didn’t beat about the bush when she called me at home at 9:45 tonight with the results of last Friday’s biopsy. She did ask if my husband, whom she’s met many times, was at home. He … Continue reading

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The Results Trickle In

** HISTORY **: 54-year-old woman with node negative breast cancer just finished adjuvant chemotherapy and now has large axillary mass. FNA pending. Assess disease status. ** IMPRESSION **: The known 4 cm right axillary mass is hypermetabolic and most likely … Continue reading

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Of Course There Are Problems With the Sample

Dr. S called me on Tuesday and said that they were having trouble with the amount of tissue from the fine needle biopsy.  Pathology was finding it difficult to work with and it needed special staining and other processing so … Continue reading

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Waiting – Round Two

Last week I went out to lunch with some friends and thought that my bra seemed to fit poorly.  I checked out the area and discovered that there was a little swelling, which seemed to get worse, followed by a … Continue reading

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Visit to the Oncologist

I had a great visit with my oncologist today.  She spent a lot of time with me to go over any questions I had, then went through the next steps with me. The neuropathy can take up to a year … Continue reading

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A Minor Setback / Merry Christmas

Through the last dose of chemo, my poor fingernails just kept getting worse and worse.  The three fingers where I’d had the nails pulled were healing nicely, but I now had 5 more that were grossly infected, including both thumbs.  … Continue reading

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December 6, 2011

On December 6th, 2011, I had my last dose of chemotherapy.  What seemed like an immensely long journey when it started was finally at an end. I went in to the infusion center and got settled into my chair.  My … Continue reading

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