Category Archives: quality of life

uphill

It’s time to lose the 25+ lbs that packed on during radiation. Hence the weight loss ticker on the right. First step: accurate scale (done). Second step: athletic shoes.

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From tamoxifen to zoladex + femara

Hi all!  Happy New Year!  May 2009 be the year that there are no cancer scares for me or for you or your loved ones!  The good news:  I’m feeling better overall than I have for years, so take heart. Continue reading

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Time away

I’ve been feeling nonverbal lately, so a trip to the country was perfect. And with tulip salad to boot.

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tamoxifen and I are NOT the best of friends

Okay, minor suckage for the day – tamoxifen and I are just NOT the best of friends. I’ve bailed on it again, and now, 5 days later, I’m beginning to feel SOOO much better! Continue reading

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Benign is a marvelous word

It really really is.  Feel like I got my life handed back to me.  Love that.

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A teensy bit scared

There’s this wonderful thread on breastcancer.org where you can do a “cancer sucks in this specific way” sort of post. A place to vent and rant. And rant people do, and you know what happens with rants after you really get into them? Funny, funny stories. Nothing like some dark humor to lighten one’s day.

Here is my “this sucks” post from yesterday (note not a hilarious rant, sorry):

Think I need to file today under “it could be worse.” Right?! Small cyst showed up on my liver u/s, of course they have to c/t it. Continue reading

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After cancerland :)

from a friend in the UK, responding to me:

” ‘Picking up the pieces after cancer’ must be a very difficult thing to do (says me, who knows nothing) but you know what, it’s a wonderful thing to read. You are PICKING UP and it’s AFTER. Continue reading

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