Surgery On Monday

March 18, 2016

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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Leap Day #11

February 29, 2016

Today is my eleventh Leap Day, which happens to be my lucky number. On my tenth, in 2012, I took a Leap of Faith, I changed the name of my blog, from Four of a Kind to Bereaved and Blessed, and moved it from Blogger to Self-Hosted WordPress, with this/my own URL. We had lived […]

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Asymmetry

February 17, 2016

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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A Good Problem to Have

February 16, 2016

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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Second Opinion Day

February 15, 2016

Today we had our second opinion appointment with a specialized breast surgeon at the University of Chicago Medical Center, Dr. J. We were very impressed with her. While in the waiting room at the Breast Center, we had the opportunity to look at information about Dr. J’s background and qualifications. I was encouraged to see […]

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What Happens Now

January 26, 2016

The past week has been filled with researching my diagnosis, scheduling appointments, and touching base with medical staff, as well as our new insurance company. Because of course the year we are dealing with my first breast care scare, we have a brand new insurance plan and company. This Friday morning I will have a […]

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