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Five to Eight weeks after

I saw the doctor for my follow-up at 5 weeks, and she said I was ‘healing remarkably well’ and was henceforth cleared to lift heavy things and battle monsters. She also noted that my pathology report had come back showing … Continue reading

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Not *quite* Ready for Prime Time

Three plus weeks after, and although I feel pretty well healed in general, breaking from the cat lifestyle – even for something as simple as dinner and a movie at a friend’s – results in slight soreness and an insta-puff … Continue reading

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Adieu Utero!

It was a great party. Thanks to all of you who made it out, for the food and the company and the hand knitted uterus, for being *you*. You are the *bestest*.   Surgery scheduled for 12:30, rides secured, and … Continue reading

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Fifteen months after

It was supposed to be done by now. That’s the myth I was operating under, at any rate – you have the surgery, you undergo chemotherapy, and radiation treatment; you’re tagged and released back in to the wild. Your hair … Continue reading

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Not the droid I was looking for…

As it turned out, the Mirena was not the droid I was looking for and, as the weeks went on, this became abundantly clear. Besides the various unpleasant physical effects, the effects on mood and brain function were overwhelming – … Continue reading

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A Bit o’ Good News

In the midst of all the rest – I’ve had my check-ups with the surgeon (the excellent Dr. Harlow, can’t recommend him highly enough) and the radiation oncologist (another recommendation, Dr. Heimann) and I remain NED*. As with the mammogram, … Continue reading

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The Cost of Chemotherapy

“Privately we may wonder if the despair and depression following a cancer diagnosis will dissipate soon, and so we wait for it to go away instead of telling anyone about it. We may just accept it as part and parcel … Continue reading

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Playing Doctor

The continuing log of trial and error. After 64 hours of the 84 hour Vivelle Dot at .05, I was beginning the downward slide – and I never got adequate relief. Mood and energy improved slightly, though not enough (have … Continue reading

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Moving on up

The Vivelle Dot (at .0375) lasted about 3 days – luckily I have friends who check in with me (thanks, Ron!); I would have given it a week, just to be sure, even though I wasn’t getting relief from symptoms. … Continue reading

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The Patch – Take One

It’s a big ugly thing stuck on my upper thigh – about 2″ diameter, the ‘flesh’ tone of cheap bandaids with a ring of adhesive leaking out from around it. It burns a bit, it’s bulky enough to be slightly … Continue reading

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