Sunday, June 7, 2009


"That" Mammogram
361 days ago

First Surgery
301 days or 43 weeks ago

Last Chemo
185 days or 26 weeks ago

Last Radiation
126 Days or 18 weeks ago

Working 1.5 hours in the yard yesterday was amazing. I'm paying for it today with some tightness on one side and a killer of a headache. I don't really care about the pain - just excited that I had stamina for that long. Just a few months ago, it would have been 10 minutes.

The fingernails never did fall off. After they started lifting, I kept them filed very close to the skin which helped. Wearing bandages on the nails while keyboarding also helped. Currently, one nail is about 1/3 of the all white dead stuff; the others about 1/4. Just a few months ago, the nails were two-thirds all white.

Toe neuropathy is pretty much gone. I have days where they do burn, but it usually follows alot of walking in non-supportive shoes or attempting to wear heels at work. My body hasn't done high heeled shoes ever since I feel down a few cement stairs - face first - in 1990. Ankles were mangled.

Call me Poodle. The nape area is 2 inches, extremely curly, so much that no product will keep it straight . .or slightly straight. The nape hair looks to be 1/2 inch in length - it's that tight of a curl. My hair has been straight all my life, well, other than those ugly perms in the 1980s and 1990s. I went to my hairdresser a week ago to see if she had a magic potion to help style the hair. I walk into the salon, she greets with me with "Oh My Gawd!" and starts laughing. Say what? She was shocked to see the curls and waves, she couldn't help herself from laughing. Heck, I laugh every morning!

Eyelashes have lost their length again. I'm back to the short short that it isn't worth putting mascara on.

Port incision has healed nicely and no problems with it. Hallelujah! I am so glad that thing is G.O.N.E.

June 16th is the next blood draw and first mammogram since diagnosis. I will ask the oncologist about markers and all the new research on treatment for TNBC on June 18th.

Hope you all have a great week!



  1. I have a couple of nails that are half white ... I'll take your advise with them.

    Looks like things are coming together nicely.

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