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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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Six Months After

Six months ago I had my last patient visit to the chemo lounge and my last infusion of cytoxin, taxotere, and steroids; my last little lie-down on the radiation couch was almost four months ago. My whole mad cancer adventure … Continue reading

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God in his mercy

Out flew the web and floated wide-The mirror crack’d from side to side;”The curse is come upon me,” cried The Lady of Shalott. It’s known as cording, or ‘axillary web syndrome’. It’s not uncommon, though it’s more common in women … Continue reading

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Questions, questions

Day 10, post-op: Still a fair  amount of pain/discomfort in left arm, particularly on the inner/underside of my left arm – the very skin seems hypersensitive and painful to touch – and I’ve definitely entered the restless, ‘I want to … Continue reading

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But the Very Next Day!

Little rabbit Foo-foo, hopping through the forest, scooping up the field mice and bopping them on the head… Despite all pain and suffering, and tight clutching of the lovely little underarm pillow, the seroma’s back, just like little rabbit Foo-foo. … Continue reading

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Ay Seroma!

Se·ro·ma (s-rm)– n. A small sweet quick bread or biscuit of Italian origin, often incorporating dried fruits or nuts, traditionally served with afternoon coffee. Or perhaps: Se·ro·ma (s-rm) n. A mass or swelling caused by the localized accumulation of serum within … Continue reading

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Buyer’s Remorse

So, it’s all good news so far, and I was able to ditch the bra & ice packs for sleeping last night, and even roll onto my left side- which eased my back no end, as it’s not best fond … Continue reading

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Hey now, I’m a rockstar!

As of yesterday, I can fully extend my arms out to my sides, and bring them – *slowly!* – all the way up over my head. Yes, I’m proud. I may put it on my resume. And, as of this … Continue reading

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Cut it out!

The first of the Holy Trifecta of ‘slash, poison, and burn’ is now behind me… I was picked up at 7:00 yesterday – and mom was right on time; we were at hospital in plenty of time for my 7:30 … Continue reading

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