Tag Archive: chemo

Sep 05

Is it hot in here, or is it just me?

OK, seriously, can we talk about the hot flashes???? turns out nurse G was meant to discuss this with me at some point. But I have a weird situation where I had the insides of my uterus burned with a balloon (I know, TMI) so when they ask about my last cycle, I have no …

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Jul 04

12 weeks

Tomorrow, the next treatment phase starts: Taxol. At some point, I was mis-informed or mis-understood the protocol: I was expecting 3 weeks on, 1 week off, 12 treatments over 16 weeks. Somehow, that one week off was giving me a little hope, a tiny perk to look forward to. I had thought of heading down …

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Jun 20

It’s the Unpredictability that gets me

Round 1 was OK. Round 2 was worse, but not in the way I had expected. Round 3 was The Pits, but only after giving me false hope of being ok. And now Round 4. The truth is, I didn’t have time for Round 4. I was busy. I packed up our cottage after we …

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Jun 02

This is what cancer looks like

Fresh scars, no hair.

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My fun summer

Jun 01

Cancer Hyponchondria

Last winter, or maybe it was 2 winters ago already, I had a HORRIBLE sore throat and small cough that could not be treated. It got so bad, I convinced myself I had some form of throat cancer. Over dinner with a radiologist friend, he convinced me I was crazy, but did refer me to …

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May 23

I might need to go DYI on this one

I need a port-o-cath. It’s a long-term IV they implant in your chest, so that you can get all your chemo meds and give the NUMEROUS blood samples without getting pricked. In theory, it should be easy to get. In practice, apparently, not so much. It is put in by a radiologist. And ‘The Guy’ that …

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May 17

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A chemo dress from Fluid Pudding

The #modcloth dress. Leggings a medical necessity: legs are too pale and its freezing on the chemo room!

May 16

When a dress is so much more than a dress

I already know what I’m wearing to chemo tomorrow, I’ll post a picture. But I have so much to say about the dress, I wanted to write it down today. It’s a #modcloth dress that I didn’t buy. Angela bought it and it didn’t quite fit her right. Then I got cancer and felt like …

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May 14

Me and Angelina Jolie

Woke up at 6 am and heard on the news that Angelina Jolie had a preventative double-mastectomy. Did what I did every morning: put on my screen and read through my feeds. It was on the FB page of CBC Daybreak with the question: What do you think of her choice? And then everything happened …

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