Continuing the Fight – Now that the breast cancer treatment is over (mostly)

Month: July 2013

Continuing the Fight – Now that the breast cancer treatment is over (mostly)

It’s been awhile. Remember the post about technological frustration? About a month after that my laptop crashed. Thank goodness all of my photos were able to be recovered! I’ve been lying in wait for the upcoming tax-free weekend to purchase its replacement, so I’ve been sans computer. Tonight I’m using Ken’s Compaq Presario PC tower, circa ___? 1 day before crash Anywho, now my cancer treatment is finalized and my doctors have begun the process of releasing me back into the wild. You know, not being stuck with needles, not having heavy equipment dangling over me, not having people huddled behind lead-lined walls

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Continuing the Fight – Phase 3 of Breast Cancer Treatment (Bring on the Meds)

‘Continuing the fight’ certainly brings to mind research, screening, treatment, and of course organizations who make that all happen.  Continuing the fight conjures images of the Komen race, among other things. The third step in my continuing fight is medication.  I started taking an estrogen-blocking drug today and will continue on it for 5 to 10 years.  Because my cancer was an estrogen-receptor positive (ER-positive) type, the plan is to block the estrogen I produce from reaching any potential cancer cells, and thus stop or severely slow any remaining cancer cells from dividing and put them into remission.  That is what the doctor can do for me

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Continuing the Fight – Phase 2 of Breast Cancer Treatment is Done!

Lumpectomy – check Radiation – check Medication – on deck That’s right – Monday was my final day of radiation! I have to admit, it was not a bad experience at all. The seven weeks went by pretty quickly, and the worst thing I suffered was some annoying itching from the burn. The burn wasn’t even painful; it just itched madly. During the last two weeks my energy level took a nosedive, but some days were just fine. It was sort of hit or miss for a while, but the last 4 days were definitely spent lounging. Seriously though, how

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Waking up with my Pit Bull

I awoke this morning to the smell of Fritos.  You know, dog feet. Right next to my face were two back paws, hind legs resting in the crook of my arm.  That deep Pit chest was pressed against my side, and I felt a front leg draped across my knee.  Her anvil-like, velvet head was resting against my shin, and I could hear her faintly snoring. Good, lovely, morning 🙂 Cheers, Kelly  

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