I started this blog when I was diagnosed with breast cancer in Blogging really helped me cope with my cancer and its treatment. However my life has moved on.
Sunday, 4 November Chemo BellEnd. Chemo Bell End! Did you know that on many Oncology wards across the globe there are these bizarre contraptions called Chemo bells?
Latest posts New here? Thursday, August 6, Atlanta Events. I referenced in a previous logistics post the fact that some additional plans were in the works for ways to help remember Ashleigh.
SBRT specifically. In m y last post I noted having a consult with a radiation oncologist to discuss possibly doing some targeted radiation to my pesky sternum. After that consult I ended up deciding to go ahead with radiation. I realized this may be a good post to share the process of getting rads as I remember the first time ever in my life getting radiation and being completely afraid and just creeped out by the whole process.
This summer I had the privilege to work as an intern at Sharsheret. Sharsheret has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. There are promising developments in the treatment of triple-negative breast cancer TNBCas new protocols, drugs and advances in immunotherapy provide more tools in combatting the aggressive disease.
With roughly one in eight women developing breast cancer in their lifetime, the odds are good that nearly everyone is affected by this disease in some way. This national nonprofit organization was created by and for women living with breast cancer and is committed to helping those impacted by the disease. With comprehensive information medically reviewed and multiple methods of support, this is a great place to find answers, insights, and experiences.
Thursday, October 16, B. Day Big Reveal. This year the venue was the atrium and lobby of the plastic surgery clinic that has sponsored the awareness day for the past three years.
I sometimes forget all the crazy that has happened here in Cancerland over my 11 years as a resident here It has to sink in with me too. Eric took me to the ER because I lost control of my right foot while Ian and I were out running errands.
Tuesday, January 1, in Review. Happy New Year everyone! I raced True Grit 50 a few weeks before leaving for Croatia and had a fan.
Back on July 6, — the day before I started chemotherapy — I wrote about my fears with getting to know others who might one day die from breast cancer. After the loss of the last year, I find myself hesitant again. Can I handle the emotional hit associated with losing more friends? Do you think we should look at creating a professional ePatient role that is embedded within the healthcare system?