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President of As You Like It Marketing & Communications Inc. Award winning speaker and author. Breast cancer fighter and blogger. I’m sharing my journey…the good, the bad and the ugly. Hoping to help anyone else that has been touched by breast cancer be it you or someone you know or love.

I get a gold star on the fridge

The in-home nurse just left. It was my first time having someone come to the house for help. She inspected my drains, changed some dressings and reviewed my spreadsheet with all the meds. “Wow”, she said, “You’re very organized”. I know this will seem silly but I was proud that the nurse was giving me…

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” Drugs in my pocket and I don’t know what to do with them” (the Monks, 1979)

Cyclopentasiloxane and PEG, every day, twice a day Dilaudud (8mg) every day, 6 times a day Dulcolax (100 mg), everyday, once a day Ketorolac(10mg) every day, 4 times a day Amox/Clav, 3 times a day, every day Welcome to Club MED. Unfortunately there’s no beach, no pool, no entertainment  and definitely no swim up bar.…

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Home Sweet Home

Given the go ahead to go home. You have no idea what good news that is for me. Hospitals are NOT FUN! Did you know that there are a lot of sick people there?! I had a rough time of it. The last 48 hours have put me to the test but I knew I…

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Pillows, Pockets and Pins

My biggest preparation for my surgery Wednesday is what to do to manage the drainage tubes. I have to say that I have lost a lot of sleep thinking about them and how they will impact my recovery. For those of you who don’t know what I’m talking about (and don’t feel bad ’cause this…

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A matching pair

A week later I was meeting with the reconstructive/plastic surgeon assigned to my team. Just so we are clear, breast reconstruction is not a boob job. Reconstruction of your breasts after mastectomy is a long process. In fact, the plastic surgeon said it will take another nine months after my mastectomy scars heal. So this…

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My boobs are in good hands

Waiting to meet my new surgeon was a completely different experience. There was none of the angst of waiting for a diagnosis. I knew what that was…I have breast cancer…so tell me what’s next, PLEASE. The door of the examining room opened and in came one of the most energetic, confident and enthusiastic people I’ve…

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