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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 this issue and I wish I had this early on….there is some great information in this issue for newly diagnosed cancer patients.

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

Mood: Curious 😏

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 hard to heal me and it shows. As you can see, these pictures look very different from the ones that were taken a month ago.

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How Different Subtypes of Breast Cancer Are Treated: Before choosing a therapy, doctors need to know what’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.

My Support System

Mood: Grateful 🙂

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 task of telling them about my breast cancer.

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“What I Wish People Would Stop Telling Me About Breast Cancer”

I found this article earlier today and some of it rings true in my case but some of it doesn’t. Either way, I know that people mean well and that this is a very uncomfortable subject normally, let alone when someone you know and love is going through this terrible journey. I have people that I wish I would hear from, but have not, and while it is painful for them to stay silent, I understand and I forgive them…..I just hope that they do not have regrets later. I don’t want any of my family or friends taking this article personally either….trust me, if you have said something that upset me, I let you know immediately, so if you don’t remember having that kind of conversation with me, don’t worry about it. 💕

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