Holding Things Together… Barely

Back when I first started blogging about my breast cancer journey, I wasn’t writing anything that I wasn’t quite a few days (or weeks) removed from. But that has changed since then for a couple of reasons. One being, I’m all caught up now. And two, I think it’s only fair that those of you... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 →

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 →

MRI Results

This was written on May 1. Dr. Turk had called me earlier that day to tell me that the MRI had picked up another mass and he was "officially unofficially" recommending a mastectomy and he put in a referral for a plastic surgeon. A couple of days (or maybe it was a week?? I don't... Continue Reading →

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