Monthly Archives: February 2013

Breaking the 3 Month Threshold

For most of my time with cancer, I lived my life in short increments.  There was the chemo block of time, then the mastectomy surgery block of time, the short and sweet month of remission, and then the whole second … Continue reading

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A New Knee

I won’t be updating this for a little while.  With the blessing of my oncologist, I am going ahead and having a knee replacement tomorrow.  Chemo aggravated the joint and introduced a lot of pain, and no amount of working … Continue reading

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To Boob or Not To Boob

In the US, healthcare law requires insurers to cover reconstructive surgery after breast cancer, basically to make things look like they did before.  There are a variety of options, including using fat and muscle and skin from other parts of … Continue reading

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Terrible and Wonderful People

On the day last February that I started my second round of chemo, I had a bizarre encounter with the woman in the next room.  I shared it with my online support group in the form of a hypothetical letter, … Continue reading

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