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One in a Thousand…

The morning after, and I was up early, taking care of the last minute chores, emptying out the garbage and the compost; running the vacuum one last time; drinking as much fluid (and a couple of cups of black coffee) … Continue reading

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The Patchwork Girl, Falling Apart

I’ve been figuring out the patches over the last couple of months, learning all the little tricks that go along with any new regime. Things like the .1 patches don’t adhere that well -they’re just too large – but if … Continue reading

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Went to the Doctor and the Doctor said…

She wasn’t best pleased with the increased dose; understandable, since she had been somewhat reluctant to prescribe to begin with, as any reputable doctor would be, given my recent medical history. However, she ordered some blood tests to make sure … Continue reading

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Patching myself back together

I saw the endocrinologist today, and – lo and behold! – I left with a scrip for Climara, a low dose (.0375 mg per day) estrogen patch. It was not a decision she made lightly, and she wants me to … Continue reading

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three down, two to go

One more doctor down – an equally lovely doctor in her own way, Dr. Lorilee Schoenbeck, and equally unwilling to prescribe. She offered me the possibility of black cohosh and ayurvedic remedies*, soothing salves made from calendula and cocoa butter, … Continue reading

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Pillar to Post

And back again. Lovely though Dr. Everett (the onco/gyno) was, she was NOT the right doctor for me and my delicate condition- and so I’ve been passed down the line. Onward to the endocrinologist and naturopath! It’s a less than … Continue reading

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turn and return

I’ll be going to see my oncologist this coming Thursday for the normal scheduled check-up. I’m utterly dreading this – not because of the perhaps more usual fear of recurrence (I’m really not concerned; if there’s anything brewing in my … Continue reading

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Back in the fray

Scotland in early winter – it was an excellent idea, after all. I stayed with my most marvelous host in the cozy cabin; I ate many clementines, and much toast, and many other tasty things; I cut and split wood*, … Continue reading

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Bye Bye Bangs

I had been planning on waiting until Tuesday for my tonsure, just before my wig fitting, but this morning shower convinced me I really didn’t have the time. My fingers tangled with fallen hair. Out with the scissors; off with … Continue reading

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Keep Calm and Carry On

File under ‘mustn’t grumble‘: My little seroma has almost disappeared, along with the cording. The hives are well under control, the bone pain has dropped way back, I’ve lost the bras (thank gods! bloody awful things, so they are) and … Continue reading

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