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2017 (19)

September (1)

For the newly diagnosed with breast cancer: I was flabbergasted, having been awakened from a nap at 1:30 in an afternoon in early November 2016,...

August (3)

Lymphedema anyone?: Saw my breast cancer surgeon yesterday - at the urging (insistence really, since they made the appoi...
Got a reason for hurting ..: I have cellulitis of my left breast and possibly lymphedema of the breast and axilla (pit) area. Was...
Why do my boob and pit hurt so much?: I survived radiation therapy very well I believe and my skin looks pretty good. I have pre-cancer in...

July (1)

I Feel Like a Charlatan: I have fewer "problems" with my breast cancer than I do my myasthenia gravis. I only have scar tissu...

May (1)

Is there really anything known as a cure?: Currently, my breast cancer is not my focus health-wise. My myasthenia gravis is causing me more "pr...

April (3)

New symptom started yesterday, 4/24 ??: I keep an eye on the skin of my left breast, moisturize it, and marvel that I have escaped peeling a...
Settling Into a Routine Post Radiation: I'm happy that I escaped peeling skin around the radiated area of my left breast and arm pit. I feel...
Started on Aromasin - first dose just now: I will admit to be "skeered" or apprehensive about starting Aromasin (generic is some long, long wor...

March (3)

Oh the itching ...: Well, survived radiation treatments but dealing with the skin aftermath - about which I was warned. ...
Almost .. almost done with XRT.: Today's visit to the cancer center lasted longer than I expected with a lot less accomplished than I...
Been Silent for Awhile: Hiya. Been silent for awhile, pretty much just keeping to myself, participating in my daily radiatio...

February (3)

Simple Task Not So Simple: Am thinking no one truly realizes how limited some of us are as we undergo treatment and rely on fam...
We Cannot Bury Our Heads in the Sand: I freely admit that I would not have gotten a screening mammogram if my daughter and then our inter...
Don't want it!: I don't know how others with cancer feel but me, I dislike being pitied when someone finds out my ca...

January (4)

Getting Set Up for Radiation Therapy: Well, I got a bit of a surprise when I saw my radiation oncologist this morning. He is simply the be...
Saw My Oncologist Today: I saw the "big cheese" today, the head of the breast cancer oncologists. We are still on track for t...
Gotta share - pathology report: Got a call just after 4 this afternoon that my lymph nodes are clear, and I have the "best cancer ty...
My Friday - part 1: This saga is simply too long for one post. I'm sure everyone would not want to read a "book." Frida...

2016 (17)

December (7)

Got a date, time, and followup!: Got a phone call from the surgeon's office Wednesday afternoon to find out that I needed to go for p...
The Waiting Game: Waiting is never easy. I know what the surgery will be, but preoperatively I am to have a MR-guided ...
Attitude of Gratitude, Answered Prayer!: I got a diagnosis - finally - of myasthenia gravis. With that specific diagnosis my radiation oncolo...
Need to Talk to Someone: I went on the ACS website and "joined" in the discussion. Nothing. I requested to joint a couple of ...
Change in plans .. drastic .. hard to process: I have "gone" from a lumpectomy with targeted radiation therapy recommended by my breast cancer onco...
Not Bouncing Back ..: I don't know if it is the trip to Ohio from Orlando, the changes in my treatment plan (which is flui...
Just rambling, too much to think about: Since my last post I have been to Ohio to the Cleveland Clinic, been admitted to the hospital after ...

November (10)

Making a Decision - Still Not Sure: I liked the radiation oncologist I met with on Tuesday. He spent 1-1/2 hours with me going over my d...
Unexpected Blessing: Are any blessings actually expected? I was blessed by a post on Facebook from a former coworker with...
I Have to Have a Purpose: I feel so useless nowadays. I occasionally rise after slumber without energy or the ability to hold ...
What About This Exhaustion?: I haven't had surgery yet, I have started radiation therapy yet, but I am so exhausted that I cannot...
Pondering the Results: Got the results from the MRI (which I dreaded only because of how I felt after the last one I had), ...
So What?: I have never been fond of the "winter holidays" (to be politically correct). As a kid I could count...
Wondering .. hoping yall have answers: I am scheduled for a lymphoscintigraphy, followed by sentinel lymph node biopsy and lumpectomy the d...
Eventful visit with the surgeon: I like this surgeon. She operated on my right breast with a lumpectomy for "pre-cancer" back in Janu...
Morning on Monday: Aging "ain't purty" and is definitely not for sissies. My bladder typically awakens me twice to thri...
Been Diagnosed 3 Days Now: I don't yet even know what my treatment will be. I don't think I have even processed my life being c...
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November 5, 2016

Orlando, Florida, USA

May 19, 1951

Cancer Fighter

Cancer Info

Breast Cancer

not yet known

November 2, 2016

Right now, the word itself

Just starting my journey

Pray for me

pre-cancer in one breast with every 6-month follow-ups. Only had "aching" in breast with cancer with my arm pit hurting when touched.

don't yet know

again, don't yet know

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