Oct 18

Dr. Razzle came into the exam room today and asked, “So, do you have a blog?” “Erm, yeees.”  I’m starting to feel very uncomfortable that this question has come up twice in the last week. “Do you call me Dr. Razzle on your blog?” Me, sort of mortified, “Yes!  How do you know that?!”  I’ve given Drs....

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Boring cancer

Oct 15

Today I had my favorite kind of appointment with Dr. Wonderful: the kind where we hardly discussed cancer at all.  We briefly talked about my cancer-y bullet points, and it occurred to me it might be time for a medical update: -I see Dr. Wonderful (oncologist) weekly.  I get Herceptin every week through my port.  I’m still a regular in the Chemo Room, even...

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A pink project

Oct 11

Sometimes the love comes from the sweetest of places. Phenom’s daughter, Shine, initiated the idea of doing a fundraiser for breast cancer in my honor.  She and her friend have spent the last six weeks making the cutest bracelets out of pop tabs and lanyard string.  (I have one and wear it a lot–I get lots of compliments.)  The bracelets are...

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My stars

Oct 10

It’s official. I’m the rebel in the family.  (Ha!  Seriously.  HA!) I got a tattoo today. Its a constellation of seven stars across my ribcage.  It looks like a random placement of dots, but I know it has greater purpose and meaning and beauty.  My tattoo is another marker of my journey. Stars are my favorite shape.  I was raised in a family of five.  My...

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The Best

Oct 09

I arrived a little early for radiation number six of thirty today, I so I detoured to the hospital shop to buy more of my thirty-four dollar special radiation cream.  On my way back down the hallway, I watched a little one-year-old jaunting down the hallway wearing skinny jeans and boots.  The little cutie reminded me of Greta; I just loved watching her rock the...

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