Coping

Happy 8th Heavenly Birthday, Molly Marie! Eight years later, time goes by fast Got my memories and they will last I try to keep it simple ‘cuz I hate goodbyes I try to keep it simple by telling myself that I, I will remember you and all of the things that we’ve gone through There […]

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All Clear

by Kathy on March 26, 2016 · 4 comments

in Cancer, Coping, Exercise, Expectations, Optimism, Pain, Time

My surgery on Monday went well/as planned. During my recovery I have felt sore and tired, as expected. I have slept a lot and followed other recommendations from my doctor, including wearing a supportive sports bra, using a pillow to cushion my breast, and early on I used an ice pack and took medication for […]

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At 41, I am getting better with acceptance. Much of the time I am able to appreciate things and people for what and who they are, as opposed to my expectations for them. Today is the first rehearsal with my fellow Listen To Your Mother (LTYM) 2016 Chicago cast. It is still surreal to me […]

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I got the call for my breast surgery (lumpectomy/wide excision) on Monday.   It is scheduled to begin at 7:00 a.m. and we need to be there at 5:30 a.m.   Excited that I won’t have to wait too long, with fasting after midnight. And being that Bob and I usually get up at 5:00 […]

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There’s nothing like a health scare to get you thinking about and looking at life, especially your own body, differently. That was certainly my experience during the five years we struggled with secondary infertility, pregnancy loss, and neonatal death. I often found myself questioning our circumstances. Why me? Why us? Why now? Why isn’t my […]

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Our appointment today, with Dr. K, the specialized breast surgeon at Advocate Christ Medical Center, went really well. I was more impressed than I expected to be, after being wowed by Dr. J at the University of Chicago Medical Center yesterday. Dr. K assured us that it is really, really, really unlikely that once removed […]

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