Monthly Archives: October 2012

Blood

I contemplated not posting this, but remembered that the reason for this blog was to share my journey through breast cancer. This may be considered “TMI” (too much information) by some, but it’s an honest chronicle of this particular detour … Continue reading

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Hugs

Hugs are magical. They elicit a variety of feelings and they can be expressed in many ways physically.    When I run into an acquaintance and they reach out to hug me because its been so long – usually a … Continue reading

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Yoga!

After I turned 30, I decided that exercise needed to be a part of my life. I went through starts and stops, especially when “life” got in the way.    For me a good workout meant sweat. Simple. I did … Continue reading

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All Clear!

It took 10 days and 2 phone calls to hunt down my results, but my report says there is a hematoma (like a massive blood clot) in my R breast at the surgery site, but other than that all clear! … Continue reading

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Uh Oh..

  I got a call a few days after my mammogram. They needed me to come in for an ultrasound.    They asked if I could come in the next day, which is always a red flag.    Thankfully my … Continue reading

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My 1st “post” Mammo

So I finally get an appointment for a mammogram.  I’m anxious!!  My R breast has been VERY tender and sore since the surgery, and I’m worried about how I’ll manage to have it squished in a machine! I get there, … Continue reading

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Where’s my Req???

OK so here’s the thing……my Radiation Oncologist is at one Cancer Care Clinic, and my Radiation Oncologist (and Clinical Trial Oncologist) are at a different Cancer Care Centre. I was told by my Radiation Oncologist way back when, that in September 2012 … Continue reading

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R side only?

Ever since I’ve had my partial mastectomy (or lumpectomy, whichever you prefer), I have had muscle aches, soreness, stiffness, pain along my R side – understandable, since the surgery and treatments have been on the R side. My massage therapist has been “chipping … Continue reading

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The Cancer Community

As a result of my cancer, I am now a bonafide member of a ginormous cancer community, which is comprised of smaller sub-communities – there is the group of staff and patients at the cancer care clinic; the cancer support group … Continue reading

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Forgiveness

What’s easier – forgiving others or forgiving yourself? I know for me, forgiving myself is the most difficult thing to do, and I still work on that everyday.  That is something that is between myself and God. But before I could get … Continue reading

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