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What To Pack In Your Chemo Day Bag

What To Pack In Your Chemo Day Bag

1. Always take your identification and your insurance card plus a few dollars in case you want something from a vending machine or gift shop. 2. Al...

Why Do I Have To Flush Several Times After Chemo & What About Kissing

Why Do I Have To Flush Several Times After Chemo & What About Kissing

You spend your day during chemo infusion time putting chemicals into your body. If you flush just once, it is possible that some of those chemicals...

15 Things Never To Say To Someone With Cancer

15 Things Never To Say To Someone With Cancer

15 Things Never To Say To Someone With Cancer “Oh, I know someone who died from that!” As someone who has battled 4 different cancers on three sepa...

An Open Letter to My Formerly Large Breasts

An Open Letter to My Formerly Large Breasts

Hey, Girls. It has been about 7 months since my mastectomies and I am just now feeling like I am healed. As a diabetic, healing is a specially hard...

Double Mastectomy - Recovery

Double Mastectomy - Recovery

I went home from the hospital following my mastectomies with drains in place to remove the build-up of fluid that is common with the procedure. My ...

What to wear for chemo day

What to wear for chemo day

I have been through this many times and some of what I am about to tell you is just common sense but a reminder about what to wear for chemo days from someone who has been there may be helpful. 

Results of Mammogram Follow-up Biopsy

Results of Mammogram Follow-up Biopsy

Well, I went through a particularly painful biopsy and waited the week for the results. The results turned out to be negative (they were calcificat...

Double Mastectomy - The Decision and the Procedure.

Double Mastectomy - The Decision and the Procedure.

After waiting a week for a biopsy that was indicated by a recent annual mammogram, the results are in - Negative -- No Cancer... However, during th...

Annual Mammogram shows area of concern so biopsy is scheduled

Annual Mammogram shows area of concern so biopsy is scheduled

Well if it is not one darn thing it is another... I received a referral from my surgeon's office reminding me of my annual mammogram which was to b...

Update on Herceptin Follow Up Pill

Update on Herceptin Follow Up Pill

We (My Doctor, My Wife and I) decided to not do the additional year of the new Herceptin like pill, Nerlynx, that is new to the market. The side effects can be severe diarrhea which was a big issue for me all through chemo. This med may be a godsend for some but for me, I just could not face a full year of continuing diarrhea.   

Moving On to Herceptin

Moving On to Herceptin

I went through 4 of 6 chemo treatments with some pretty severe side effects so my Doctor, my spouse and I decided that 4 of 6 treatments was enough...

A bit about me and why I started this website

A bit about me and why I started this website

Twenty years ago I was in my mid-forties when I was diagnosed with breast cancer. It was found very early so I had a lumpectomy, radiation, and che...