Tag Archives: breast cancer

Cleared for Takeoff

Just wanted you all to know that I have been cleared for my reconstruction surgery tomorrow morning.  The virus I had at Christmas seems to have dissipated enough that they can operate and the impending ice-storm does not seem to … Continue reading

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Good Riddance 2008

When I began this year, I wasn’t quite sure that I would see the other side of it.  You may all say, “oh come on, we knew you’d make it,” but that is easy for others to say.  For me, … Continue reading

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Validation

I have had two disappointing days. Yesterday, I missed my 9 year-old-daughter’s chorus recital.  As I approached the school at 3:30 I noticed the smiling children and their parents exiting the playground door. “It’s over,” one of the mother’s said … Continue reading

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Thank You

Let’s just agree that the whole ‘being thankful” thing on Thanksgiving day is a little cliche` — is it not?   Ideally we are all supposed to feel thankful each and every day  and we are supposed to be aware … Continue reading

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Whatever

I met with my cardiologist this week.  My friend Gina came with me and said he looked like a cross between my 12 year old son Aidan and Pete Yorn (singer/songwriter for those who may not know). Anyway he’s cute … Continue reading

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My Broken Heart

I hadn’t expected the news I was given today at what I assumed was going to be a routine visit with my oncologist at Dana Farber before my herceptin treatment.  I knew that I had had an echocardiogram last week … Continue reading

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Goals

I have been in the doldrums. I won’t call it depression, it’s more a state of “oh well”. Because of this,I have been having trouble lately feeling inspired enough to write in this blog.  I know that there is a responsibility to … Continue reading

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One Down…

…One thousand eight hundred and twenty four to go.  Days that is, that I will have to take my new medicine. I started my tamoxifen today  The pill that I will take daily for five years to kill the estrogen … Continue reading

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Regarding Hamsters, Taxol, and Regret

Regret.  It’s the houseguest that has overstayed his welcome.  No matter how irritable you become, how uncomfortable you try to make them feel; they stay.  Each morning you look across the breakfast table at this guest hoping today will be … Continue reading

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