Category Archives: Day By Day

Freckles are awesome

Today, I go to the UCSF dermatology department to check out this itchy spot on my left breast, the one that’s been there for more than two months, the one the oncology NP wants me to check out, just to … Continue reading

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They don’t call anymore…

An envelope arrives from UCSF this morning. Envelopes are always arriving from UC: Please fill out a survey about your recent visit to clinic X. Please pay that co-pay you forgot to pay on your last visit. Here’s a summary … Continue reading

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I’m not really worried, but

So last week, I go into the UCSF Cancer Center for my 6-month oncology check-up. I’ve really been trying to NOT worry about these appointments. You’ve got to do the checkups. Otherwise, why go through all that chemotherapy and radiation … Continue reading

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You can lead a horse to water

I’ll never forget the first days and weeks after I was diagnosed with breast cancer. The outpouring of friends and family, and friends of friends and family, just blow me away. But the breast cancer survivors are incredible: I email … Continue reading

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Sad, sad, sad

One of my Mom’s caregivers comes down to the kitchen in the morning, looking grave. In our household, we’re trying to re-enact the 1970s TV show, “The Waltons,” (if you don’t know the show, just think: big house, many generations, … Continue reading

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Ahem. So I’m picking this up again.

I haven’t signed onto this blog in about six weeks, I’m embarrassed to say. I almost forgot my WordPress login and password! The last month or two, since I wrote the “Wow, I’m Done.” post in November has been one … Continue reading

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Wow. I’m done.

Today, I go to the breast care center for an oncology checkup with Tara, my nurse practitioner. She tells me that I’ve lost 9 pounds (that gives me hope, only 20 to go!) and that I’m finished. No more surgery. … Continue reading

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