Monthly Archives: June 2013

Rounding the Bend

Yesterday, I rounded the bend. I finished 14 weeks of weekly MM121 and 12 weeks of weekly Taxol. It was a red-letter milestone day. Next week, we start the AC drug combination. I’ll have four treatments, every other week. As

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Someone Forgot to Tell Me I Sick

One of the things I told my oncologist the first time I met him was that I wasn’t “sick.” I mean, seriously, I didn’t feel sick and back then, I sure didn’t look sick. I liked Dr. Chadha right away

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How Do You Say I Care?

When someone you love is diagnosed with cancer, or any other serious illness, one of the hardest things can be simply figuring out what to say. What does my loved one/friend/sister/cousin need to hear from me? What do they want

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Oops! Did I Say That? (Or, what not to say to someone with cancer)

I know that sometimes it’s really hard to know what to say to someone who has been diagnosed with cancer (or any other serious condition for that matter). What do you say to someone newly diagnosed with cancer? Do you

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Fantastic News Today

After 12 weeks of chemo, it’s official! The tumor has shrunk to the point where it can no longer be felt at all by manual exam. The doctor called it “dramatic.” There’s nothing like seeing an oncologist smile when he

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True North

So, as I sit here doing chemo, I’m listening to Trisha Yearwood on the iPod. I really like her. She’s a powerful vocalist who’s just “right” (at least in my opinion) in the way she delivers a song. As I

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The Beginning of the End of the Journey

Did I mention that I’m participating in a clinical trial? MM121 is designed to attack the protein on the surface of the cancer cell causing the cancer to DIE. Since I view cancer as a foreign invader in my body,

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Can We Say P-A-R-T-Y?

Whooo Hoo! Today was the half-way mark through chemo!!! Yes, ladies, gentlemen, friends, family, and foes, today was the big MILESTONE on my calendar – week 11 out of 22 weeks of chemo. From here on out, Cotton and I

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Others on the Journey

When I was first diagnosed with breast cancer, my friend Joan told me that I was going to meet some amazing people on this journey. She’s been absolutely right. The doctors, nurses, lab techs, and even the receptionist are truly

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