From the bottom of my heart
Monday, April 19, 2010      7 comments

Thank you, thank you, thank you from the bottom of my heart. It is not often that I lose my composure and allow the shakys and tears to come to the surface. I have been feeling them for about a week now and I know given the right circumstances I... Read more
Slippery slope
Sunday, April 18, 2010      6 comments

Sometimes just venting is the way to go. I haven't dropped a tear since last November! You get a feel for what people around you can take and I know they don't want to hear the low stuff when it comes around. After all I've been through so far I... Read more
Strong, strength, grit
Saturday, April 17, 2010      8 comments

These are all the words you here when you hear stories about people who are 'fighting' cancer. If your a first timer you are hanging on by your finger nails. It`s a learn as you go project just like having children. You soon learn that it is ver... Read more
Wednesday, April 14, 2010      6 comments

I got up at 8:45 and I was ready to hit the road at 9:20. I stopped at TH for a coffee and a breakfast sandwich. I checked in at the radiation desk at 10:30 and they called me at 11. My guide was telling me so much info that I had information ov... Read more
My Mastectomy cami
Monday, April 12, 2010      5 comments

I got up early for me and Jess and I traveled to the store in Newmarket that sells mastectomy camis. I had phoned them the other day to make sure that they would have a size for me. It is an hour away. Jess wanted to come with me to provide supp... Read more
Case worker visit
Friday, April 09, 2010      6 comments

I had to be up and over to my dad's by 9:30 to get him ready for the Home Care care worker today. He gets one shower a week and when he was assessed in Sept. they said he didn't need any more care! So on my last visit to the doctor with dad beca... Read more
What a day
Thursday, April 08, 2010      10 comments

I woke up at 10:30 and gave my dad a call. I picked him up at 11 and off we went for breakfast. I ate a comfort breakfast for over 800 calories! By the time I dropped my dad off and got home it was 12:45. By 1:15 I was in bed and I slept until 4... Read more
Radiation oncologist
Wednesday, April 07, 2010      9 comments

Well I went for my appointment yesterday. I signed a consent form for radiation after listening to all the terrible things that can happen to me with the radiation. It's rather difficult to appreciate the benefits of radiation after listening to... Read more
Chocolate sheets!!!
Sunday, April 04, 2010      11 comments

On Thursday afternoon I decided to hide some foil wrapped Easter eggs and some Laura Secord Easter eggs around the house. My kids are 22 and 20 and I am sure we will play this little game until they leave home! We have a dog and I have to make s... Read more
Friday, April 02, 2010      6 comments

I got a call yesterday from the radiation oncology nurse. My April 19 appointment has been moved up to April the 4th. I thought that I had three more weeks to rest and do my exercises. The oncologist was impressed with how well the suture line w... Read more
Oncology visit
Wednesday, March 31, 2010      11 comments

Well today I went down to Credit Valley to see the oncologist and get the low down on my pathology report. From the beginning I knew that I was HER2+ and that meant that I had to take Herceptin in the IV form for a year. Here is a link to show y... Read more
Oncology visit
Tuesday, March 30, 2010      7 comments

I go to see my oncologist tomorrow for a thorough report on the pathology report. I am expecting more details than the report the surgeon gave me. The doctor told me to up my dose of Amitryptoline for the nerve pain. It does a great job making m... Read more
Monday, March 29, 2010      8 comments

It's been a strange couple of days. I spoke to the pharmascist about nerve pain and she said there was nothing over the counter. I would have to see the doctor for a perscription. Also for two days I have been having chills and then I feel OK an... Read more
Nerve Pain
Sunday, March 28, 2010      8 comments

Well, here I am 2.5 weeks away from my mastectomy and I am just about done in by the nerve pain. After all I have done with the chemo, the port, the pathology, I am brought to my knees by nerve pain. The little buggers woke up about a week and a... Read more
The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
Wednesday, March 24, 2010      12 comments

I set my alarm for 7:30. I was up and running by 7:45. I took some pain meds before going to have my stitches out. He had 6 patients with the same appointment time. I guess that way he is not waiting for anyone that is late. I checked in at 8am.... Read more

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