Optimism

Today I will start with 1/3 of the dose I had been taking. I began stepping down off of my medication for anxiety last week. Week 1, during which I took 2/3 of the dose, went well. I am hyper aware of my emotions, trying to see if I notice significant differences or side effects. […]

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It started with watching American Crime Story: The People Vs. OJ Simpson. The main focus was clearly meant to be on OJ’s innocence or lack there of, as well as racism and police misconduct. However, I kept coming back to the story of how Marcia Clark and Nicole Brown Simpson were portrayed and vilified in […]

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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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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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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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On Friday I will have two biopsies done on my left breast (one toward the bottom and the other in my armpit). The results will be available on Monday or Tuesday next week. Six months from now I will also return for a mammogram of my right breast, due to calcium deposits. This was not […]

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