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Initially diagnosed June 4, 2009 Invasive Ductal Carcinoma Stage II,Grade II tumor size: 2-3 cm node positive ER/PR postive HER2 Neu - negative Current Diagnosis: Metastatic Invasive Ductal Carcinoma Grade 3 Mets: Scalp/skin, Liver, Spine, Bone ER/PR + HER2/NEU -

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Thursday, April 29, 2010

Almost Got A Day Off

I thought I was going to get a day off today. They called around 11am and told me to call in after noon, because the machine they do my radiation on was down. Unfortunately, they got it back working and re-scheduled me for 4:30pm.

They are talking about marking me and taking some images for my radiation "boosts". I guess they'll be starting them next week. A radiation "boost" is additional more targeted radiation to the specific site of the tumor (or the area where the tumor was removed from).
Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Really Need Job Leads!

Just found out yesterday that I ran out of unemployment benefits and Jesse still hasn't found work. That means we are desperate, because we are living on one unemployment income. If you have any leads please let us know. I should be done with radiation in a few weeks and would be able to work again, too. Only requirements are that it pays better than unemployment and has health insurance... and for me that it pays better than daycare costs... and I'd like to have health insurance, in case his job doesn't.

Sunday, April 18, 2010
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
Tuesday, April 13, 2010

New Picture

Finally have enough hair to cover my head. I'm not crazy about it, but people keep telling me it's cute. I've been going without a wig for a week or two now. It's nice not to have to wear anything on my head. I think I look too much like my dad!
Monday, April 12, 2010

Human Art Project

I went in today for my radiation treatment and found out they were running 30 min late. There were so many new women there today that all the lockers for our clothes were full! Met some nice ladies who were jealous of what little hair I have. They were all a few months behind me and haven't had time for their hair to grow in. Once I finally got in, they realized they had forgotten to do some pictures of the area they are radiating for my file. The techs took a blue marker and drew lines around the area and took several pictures. I came home with blue marker boxing in my breast! I felt like a human art project!
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Saturday, April 3, 2010

Radiation Update

Finished my first week. No major side effects yet. Skin is a little sensitive to the touch, but nothing bad.

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