Finished with that

Yesterday, I had an appointment with my oncologist and a genetics counselor to discuss the results of my BCI testing that was done last summer. BCI stands for breast cancer index, and essentially, it’s a measurement of how likely recurrence is more than five years out, and (at least in my case) whether or not…

Differently normal

I was doing some updating on my other blog’s layout and came over here to add a link, when I realized that I haven’t posted in over a month. Oops! And what a post to leave ya hanging on, eh? Life is better now. For starters, I am officially a one year survivor, as of…

Group Therapy

At my last follow-up appointment, my oncologist mentioned again that I should get out and walk, anything to keep moving. I told her that I’d made a decision to make the effort at weight loss that I’d been putting off, that this cancer was a game changer for me. She told me about a study…

Eight months of hell

I found out I had breast cancer on April 27th. On May 20th, I had a lumpectomy and sentinel node biopsy in which two lymph nodes were removed. Just before Memorial Day weekend, I learned that both nodes tested positive, which meant that I would be getting both chemo and localized radiation. When I started…

Feeling the spirit

Friday was the last Friday I will spend getting radiation, hopefully forever. I am down to four treatments now. Again, hopefully forever. Slowly but surely, I am getting my life back. I went to the grocery store afterward, because the forecast called for cold weather this weekend and I decided to spend it baking. I’m…