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.
Oh liver, why so gray? The other organs bounce bright white light around the C/T screen, but you, you sit there with fat throughout, listless. Continue reading
So apparently the note in the file re: family history of ovarian cancer was “either uterine or ovarian cancer” which is why it wasn’t reported Continue reading
So, I contacted Myriad to actually get the criteria for the BART, and this time was told that I would need two relatives with breast cancer under age 50 or ovarian cancer at any age. My response: Check! Got those. Continue reading
My medical geekiness showed its colors today. Last night, at the Young Survivors Sunday Starbucks group an amazing guest speaker mentioned the BART test for those who had tested BRCA negative. So, I dug out my trusty notebook of lab results, flipped to the genetics section and found my Mar 2007 “Comprehensive BRACAnalysis.” It lists the testing done as a “5-site rearrangement panel.”
Even with the technical specs, I can’t tell if this includes the BART or not. Continue reading
Cancer rearranges life. The people who go through chemo with us are not necessarily the people who are with us afterwards. There’s a tendency with any big change in someone’s life to want them to go back to who they always were, but those big experiences – they change us. And our friends don’t always change with us. Continue reading