Cloud Girl

Posting since January 01, 1970

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We Are The 30%
March 18, 2015
My first flirtation with breast cancer was in 2000. A routine self-examination found the lump in my left breast. 10 days before a long anticipated trip to the UK. I called the doctor to make an appointment - after the trip. My reasoning? If it is nothing, then Yay! If is cancer, I will have such wonderful memories to help me through. Yes, the trip was wonderful. Reunion with college friends, trips to places I'd never been and revisiting some of my favorite spots in England and Scotland. Long story, short, yes, cancer, Type 2, lumpectomy, followed by lymph node surgery. Then chemo, radiation etc. Side effect 1:4 of adriamycin heart damage. I preemptively shaved my head which cheered me up tremendously. Major chemo brain - I ...

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