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Reconstruction update

Saw the plastic surgeon yesterday. I really liked her. This is good. We walked through the different surgeries and options. She validated that I’m a good candidate for DIEP/SIEP reconstruction based on physical exam. There is another test that she will order – a CT of the belly – to see whether or not I… Read More »

The conversation project – and some end-of-life thoughts #medx

One of the bits of recommended “reading” in the Patient Engagement Design MOOC I’m taking is about The Conversation Project. The video talks about the importance of having conversations about what you want your end-of-life to look like. So that when your care givers are facing decisions, they know what you really want. I’m not sure… Read More »

Day 3 is just plain hard

Today is day 3 and it is a hard day. It was a hard day last cycle too. I am thankful that there will only be two more cycles of AC and that means only two more day threes. Why is day three so hard? The neulasta pains are crazy. It isn’t a new kind… Read More »

2nd Round of Chemo

Today was my second round of chemo. It was actually much less traumatic than I expected it to be. It really helped that someone in the BC Connections Facebook group commented that her second round went a lot better than the first – so rather than hearing horror stories about the second round, I am… Read More »

TV Breast Cancer

Now, I don’t watch a lot of TV, so my perceptions may be off a bit, but I’m still a little mad. When someone on a TV show gets breast cancer, they don’t portray it right at all. They don’t show you the decisions that need to be made. They seem to always show you… Read More »