Cancer Messed With the Wrong Broad

Somebody fucked up. Excuse my language, but it’s true. I got my biomarker results back from Duke yesterday. The Estrogen levels in my invasive cancer were 98% and my Progesterone was 58%. These are much better numbers than the ones Novant gave me of 21% and 22% respectively. I don't know where or how they... Continue Reading →

The Retrieval

So, I had the egg retrieval done yesterday. Finally, after all the injections and bloodwork and ultrasounds (oh my!), I went into the REACH center Sunday morning (between 7-8:30am, mind you) where they measured the follicles and did bloodwork. They called me later to tell me I'd been cleared to take the trigger shots that... Continue Reading →

So… Chemo or Nah…? Part Two

A couple of weeks ago, my oncologist sent my tumor sample off to have the Oncotype tested. If you recall from previous posts, she expected it to come back a fairly high number since my Estrogen and Progesterone scores were on the lower end (as is typical in that situation), which would mean I'd need... Continue Reading →

STIM Injections Day Two

Well, day two is in the books. I hope. I'm not totally sure because Murphy's Law has struck again. Today, I went to a friend's parents house to cook "Sunday" dinner (where I had a great time and totally love her family and getting to meet them!!). We got there around 3pm to start cooking... Continue Reading →

REACHing and Waiting

I think my ovaries know something's up. And before we dive into this quick update, I just want to throw out this warning: If talking about Aunt Flo makes you uncomfortable, I recommend stopping here. Just click that little back button and keep on with your social media scrolling. Thanks to this cancer mess, privacy... Continue Reading →

The Pesky Port

Well, the mysterious, migrating port has officially been found!! Last week, after my half-fill appointment, Dr. Criswell had told me to go home and tend to my wounds with ice and massage over the next few days before we tried again. I didn’t really get how massaging it would help since she'd just spent 20... Continue Reading →

Some Good News and Some More Good News

First thing's first: My oncologist called me yesterday to tell me that my sample was NEGATIVE for HER2!! This is good news because it rules out the year-long chemo treatment I would've needed had it been present. It is bad news because I now have to wait two more weeks for the Oncotype result to... Continue Reading →

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