Tag: breast cancer

Bring me two piña coladas

Everyone refers to the chemotherapy drugs as “cocktails,” since they are mixed to order for you the day of your treatment. But one of the things they tell you as part of the chemo education is to avoid alcohol. Talk

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Ebony and Ovaries

Chemo day. Just one last stop. The oncologist wanted an ultrasound. Seems that the PET scan she had last week showed a spot on one of her ovaries. Nothing to be terribly concerned about; it was just something to review.

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Life goes on in our house

Shannon’s lump was found 6 weeks ago today. Tomorrow, she starts chemotherapy. A lot went on before then and a lot has happened since then, but life goes on.

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You’re So Vein

Shannon’s getting her IV port installed today. Just a short surgery.

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I love my calendar girl

Scheduling all of the hospital visits and tests you need to do before starting chemotherapy is like hearing cats sometimes.

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American Pie, Cherry Pie, and Blueberry Pancakes

Just a story about a man and his kitchen.

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Celebrate! Happy Days Are Here Again!

It’s 5 o’clock on Saturday, and we just got the best news in the entire universe. There. Is. No. Metastasis. All of Shannon’s scans are clear. Just one tiny spot on her right pelvis, but in the immortal words of

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A little help from our friends goes a long way

Shannon has such a warm, generous spirit, even with everything we’ve been going through. Laughter is one thing we have a surplus of in our house. Last night over a bucket of fried chicken I asked for a breast, and

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The waiting is the hardest part

Quick update on Shannon’s PET Scan. They just took her back to nuclear imaging to start the process. Need to inject her with some dye for the scan to read. Could be an hour and a half before they are

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ABC is not so easy as 123

I feel like we’ve been to the eye doctor and repeated first grade all at once. Letters were being tossed all over the oncologists’ offices yesterday. ACT, PET, CT, X-RAY, ER, PR, HER2. Good thing they get paid the big

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