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2017 (14)

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

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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