Monthly Archives: September, 2012

MRI #2

Last week I traveled to San Jose for my second breast MRI and the first since having had surgeries.  I am now on a vigilant semi-annual schedule of mammogram in March and MRI in September.  Because I am still actively receiving Herceptin treatment and because I have been periodically poked and prodded by various specialists …

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All Clear + Race Change

Dr. Bitar clarified my “mammogram” notification via email earlier this weekend with the complete MRI report.  No abnormal changes were observed with the exception of a 7 mm “enhancing focus within the skin” which “may be related to inflamed skin process, such as inflamed sebaceous cyst.”  I was impressed and relieved to know that both the …

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Insonmia + Herceptin #12/14

After my last infusion appointment a couple of weeks ago, I’m in the home stretch with just two more treatments to finish up.  Just to keep things interesting, it seems, my body is throwing in a curve ball or two.  Unfortunately, I forgot to pack tonic water to try to prevent the restless leg discomfort …

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HMB

Yesterday’s race was a memorable combination of sisterly camaraderie, endorphin rush, and sore legs. Twelve middle-aged women, all loosely tied together by our children’s elementary school or swim teams but bonded by a love of running, gathered together in a dark school parking lot hours before sunrise, on what would have otherwise been a leisurely …

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Herceptin #13/14

I finally understand what the fuss is over Starbucks.  I’m not a coffee drinker, but I found myself in a predicament at last week’s penultimate Herceptin infusion.  I had arranged for a ride to/from my appointment but through a miscommunication found myself in charge of my own transportation.  The Benadryl premed administered to prevent allergic …

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