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Cure Magazine

Early on in my breast cancer journey I heard about a free magazine for cancer patients, survivors and caregivers called "cure." I received my first issue around the time I had my 2nd chemo treatment in early June and I found this magazine to be so helpful in understanding more about cancer. Today I received… Continue reading Cure Magazine

Experiences

Two Months After Surgery: **WARNING GRAPHIC SURGERY PHOTOS**

Mood: Curious ๐Ÿ˜ My breast reconstruction surgery was two months ago today. My body is still working to either absorb or push out the sutures that are still in and I am still having occasional pain from my nerves re-firing, but I am feeling good overall about the healing process. My body has been working… Continue reading Two Months After Surgery: **WARNING GRAPHIC SURGERY PHOTOS**

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Radiation Treatment Updates

January 4th, 2020 I had my 10th radiation treatment yesterday....15 treatments to go! I am excited that the "treatment" part of my journey is almost over! I will have more to do once radiation is over but it should be easy in comparison. ๐Ÿ’• January 11th, 2020 Happy Saturday! Yesterday I completed my 15th radiation… Continue reading Radiation Treatment Updates

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How Different Subtypes of Breast Cancer Are Treated: Before choosing a therapy, doctors need to know whatโ€™s fueling the cancer

This is an excellent article about Hormone Therapy, the next step for me in fighting breast cancer. I am meeting with my oncologist at the end of January to discuss my options. https://www.facebook.com/8526256238/posts/10156949558806239/?sfnsn=mo

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My Support System

Mood: Grateful ๐Ÿ™‚ Every cancer patient needs a good support system. I am very blessed to have many different moving parts to mine, and I feel that it is time to give them credit in not only helping me through my journey, but also being a constant in my life since I had the difficult… Continue reading My Support System

Experiences, Feelings

Reality of Chemotherapy

Mood: Sad ๐Ÿ˜ซ I know I have written about the side effects I experienced while going through chemotherapy treatments and the after effects, so I won't go into the details about all of that again. You can read that entry here if you haven't read it. This is a hard entry for me to write,… Continue reading Reality of Chemotherapy

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Radiation Oncologist Appointment

Mood: Frustrated ๐Ÿ˜• Last Monday I saw my Radiation Oncologist after my treatment. From now moving forward, I will see her every Monday so she can see how I am doing with my treatments. It will also give me the chance to chat with her and tell her about any concerns I have. For the… Continue reading Radiation Oncologist Appointment