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1/3 Done!

I had my 4th chemo today, which marks the end of my 2nd cycle (each cycle is a month long) with my blood counts still good and hair still intact. After a bit of a freak out in the doctor’s

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Hair is Gone! And everything else I haven’t updated on lately

I haven’t forgotten about blogging! I’ve felt more tired lately (the beginnings of chemo fatigue?) and haven’t been in a blogging mood. I do have some good news! My blood work is so good that I don’t need to go

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Chemo #2

Chemo #2 was on Friday and it went by much faster than the first. Saw Dr. O who noted that my largest tumor (aka my 3rd boob growing in my armpit) had shrunk dramatically and that the supraclavical node that

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Side Effects Round 1

Apparently I fall under the “nerve damage” category of chemo patients. Most of my side effects after the first treatment have been nerve related. Have I mentioned that I’m a total wimp for pain? The day after chemo, I felt

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1 Chemo Down, 15 More to Go!

I’m not sure what I expected of chemo. The whole thing was fairly anticlimatic. First I had an appointment with my oncologist who just did a quick examination. Then I was sent into the “infusion room”. Infusion is just another

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Pre-Chemo Jitters

My first round of chemo is on Friday and I’m already nervous about it. A few weeks ago, I had a chemo teach-in which could most be likened to a “scare you straight” program. I understand that all the possible

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The Port: The Aftermath

I am pleased to say that being overweight is my saving grace with the port. You can’t see the port besides what looks like some slight swelling nor can you see the catheter. This might change as some more of

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