Monthly Archives: July 2011

Oooh, oooh, what a little make-up can do

My Little Pony has *never* looked so good!Trey  La Trasse, as I live and breathe! This cancer gig is going to keep me in Halloween costumes for *years*, I tell ya. But how exactly am I supposed to see through … Continue reading

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3 More Days

And it’s back to the comfy chair. The advantage of this getting sick on schedule is that I’m able to plan; the disadvantage is that I’m keenly aware of just how limited my time is for everything I  have to … Continue reading

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BART ~ BRCA

Eh, I’m going for it. It’ll most likely be a waste of $700, it’ll most likely come back ‘clean’, but it will give me that much more information. By the way, the estimated cost of BRCA1 and BRCA2 analysis, which … Continue reading

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Heroes

Last week’s Roll of Awesomeness includes: Mom, who did the chemo lounge stint a second time (with all that entails), checked in on me during the days after, and hired help so that the greenbelt gardens don’t get utterly overgrown. … Continue reading

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heads up!

Just after my last chemo (and before the Neulasta shot) I shaved my head – I was tired of the little 1/8″ bits of hair falling constantly onto my face and into my eyes… and it’s also possible the steroids … Continue reading

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Round Two Recap

Much the same as Round One, really – much smoother on the wait times going in; not as good on the initial blood draw and set up of IV (the needle bent the first try – and while she used … Continue reading

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Got Thrush*?

I do!But, more importantly, I *don’t* have BRCA 1 or BRCA 2 genes. And there was much rejoicing. I may still go for the additional screening (BART), but it would be highly unlikely that anything would turn up. More updates … Continue reading

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Look Good, Feel *Better*! (redux)

Or: Does this wig make my brain look small? My free wig from the Cancer Society… the Scalp of a Young Republican! Putting it on, I felt suddenly transformed… a desire to wear pearls and proper dress suffused my soul, … Continue reading

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Meanwhile, life goes on

At least until Monday, eh? In the midst of all this, I’m getting a new tenant, and as she wasn’t moving in on the first of the month, it gave me the perfect opportunity to repaint the back west blue bedroom … Continue reading

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And off it goes!

Today, the exodus began in earnest… my hair falling like autumn leaves. Wanting to avoid that molting mangy look, I decided it was time to take it OFF. So, Tessa – o intrepid hairdresser! –  came over and helped me … Continue reading

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