Monthly Archives: February 2012

Problem Solving

Today my oncologist made me promise to come tell her everything that’s bothering her, no matter how small.  I am to walk in to her clinic without an appointment or email her directly.  No more trying to solve things on … Continue reading

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I Should Be Buying Lottery Tickets

I seem to be hitting every low odds, weird, extreme symptom or outcome with this damn breast cancer.  Triple negative, which is a less common form of breast cancer.  Extreme side effects to the Taxol. Recurrence after zero positive nodes … Continue reading

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But I Got the Teddy Bear

Everyone gets anxiety dreams.  For many people, it’s being in your underwear while giving a speech, or missing a flight.  For me, it has always been the same thing: I am back in college, I have inexplicably forgotten to go … Continue reading

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A Change in Plan

Earlier this week, I saw another oncologist for a second opinion – not because I’m unhappy in any way with my current doctor, but because we felt it was the prudent thing to do. Dr P is the oncology department … Continue reading

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Making Progress

My MRI report came back with no signs of metastatic disease in the brain.  Finally, some good news.  My wonderful oncologist emailed the results to me on Sunday morning so I could know as soon as possible. Having an MRI … Continue reading

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Let’s Get On With It

Surgery is presently scheduled for February 15th, although I am at the front of the queue for any cancellations or openings with any of the surgeons.  They will remove the tumour and all of the lymph nodes in an outpatient … Continue reading

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