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Eight weeks (aka 2 months) after

It feels as though the first phase of healing is mostly over, and now it’s settling in for the long slow haul of incremental changes. Bit frustrating, to be honest… like everyone else, I want it sooner, rather than later. … Continue reading

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Seven weeks

Here’s the truth. The scar looks pretty good (IMO) when I’m stretching; a nice clean smooth line. Granted, there’s a bit of healing left to do, there’s that central patch where the blood blisters were and that’s not so pretty,  … Continue reading

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Down the research rabbithole!

I’ve been diving down the rabbit hole of research – as much as I can stand to – trying to parse out as much information as I can.  It’s exhausting and overwhelming… first, just having to excavate what I learned … Continue reading

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Five Weeks

Started back on ERT Tuesday, and the mental/emotional effects diminished almost immediately – which was more of a relief than I can say. The physical effects are taking a little longer: I’m still having rather more intense hot flushes than … Continue reading

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ERT is my friend

I lasted about a month and a half, a bit over… and the continental shelf dropped off suddenly, the bottom fell out from under me, and I was drowning.  I’ve gone through this before, I can tread water for a … Continue reading

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Four weeks after

Oncotype came back Wednesday – the tumor scored a solid 20 out of 100, which is the same as last time, for those of you keeping score at home. Chemotherapy is not recommended, a five year course of tamoxifen is … Continue reading

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Three weeks

Here I am at three weeks: I’m able to do most everything myself as long as it doesn’t involve more than ten pounds of pressure/weight, repetitive motion, reaching over my head, or excessive stretching on the left side. Surprise, surprise, … Continue reading

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The Process

I was doing fantastically well with recovery, at least from my viewpoint – until I woke up Wednesday morning with the entire surgical area flushed red, and that seemed decidedly  Not Right.  I called it in, which was the right … Continue reading

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Shout out for Socialism!

Because I live in the Socialist State of Vermont, and because my earnings tremble on the poverty line, I’m on Medicaid. So far I’ve had co-pays of $3.00 per procedure. I’m not worried about depleting my savings for medical expenses. … Continue reading

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And the morning and the day…

Later Thursday morning, the doctors came by to check me out, and sign the release papers, get the medications ordered, dose me up with IV antibiotics, and Reb came up to bring me back home. I decided to take my … Continue reading

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