A Place to B-Log

This week marks my one-year blogging anniversary, and now I ask myself whether this will be my last post or not. For me, blogging was always a bucket-list thing, and now I can check that one off and move on, or I can continue to share my thoughts and adventures.

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In the Pink

I used to hate the color pink. I think it stemmed from when I was younger, my mother only ever buying me pink clothes for my birthday and Christmas. Perhaps it was her attempt to cure me of my tom-boyish ways.

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Radiant

An update, now that I have finished my first 3 weeks of radiation therapy and several people have been asking how I have been.

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Radia Shun

In preparation for my radiation “therapy,” l tried to learn everything I could in advance from the cancer Facebook groups that I belong to. There are thousands of women in one particular group, most of whom have already gone through, or are currently going through radiation. One conversation in particular, caught my eye.

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Cancer Rue-lette

This week was supposed to be a week of answers, of revelation regarding my cancer treatment. Alas, not to be. You see, I received my Oncotype Dx score back, the gold-standard, tell-all test that determines what course of treatment to take. Sadly, for me it was dead-center, right down the middle.

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Lympho-maniac

Another round of medical appointments this week. The first one was a visit with a Lymphatic Therapist. If you want to see something scary, do an internet search for “photos of lymphedema of the arms.” Oh, the horror, the terror! It makes me think of the Michelin Man, and yet another thing to freak out over and worry about happening to me.

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Lymph No’d

Mixed results today when I visited the surgeon. This cancer diagnosis has been nothing but mind games for me and looks like it will continue to do so. But first the good news.

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Body Piercings

I write this post so that I don’t forget what I went through, so I don’t become less vigilant in maintaining my health and doing breast exams in the future. This happens to 1 of 8 of us. Serious stuff.

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Don’t Fear the Reaper

Today was supposed to be a good day. It’s a Friday and my brother whom I work with, just got his P.E. license and I had gotten my acceptance letter into grad school. But there came other, unwelcome news.

I have cancer.

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