(photo of my sister's backyard fence...all photos are thru my lens)

This is just a way to express my thoughts as I walk this path and journey through as a breast canSURVIVOR.

Make cancer mad, just piss it off by misspelling it..... like "canzer"

In remission ~ December 2012

Invasive Moderately Differentiated Ductal Carcinoma T1cN0M0 Stage 1

Estrogen receptor-positive cancer - Here is how it began

Friday, January 13, 2012

The Day After - January 13

I'm not superstitious (don't tell grandpa). So, today is just another day.  Woke up to a whole lot of snow.  First heavy one since winter started. 

Slept on/off last night, kinda tired today.  Had a bowl of cheerios (good) and a cup of coffee (not so good).  Note to self, no coffee after chemo.  Took all required meds this morning...fighting off nausea.

Called Radiology today about my stitches.  Suppose to get them removed 7-10 days, today is Day 8.  She told me to stay home because of the weather and that Monday would be just fine.  Happen to have Monday off work, so that is fantastic. 

In the meantime, Matt was busy snowblowing.  He wanted to keep up with it anyway. 

Got a call today regarding a test of gene patterns called Oncotype DX.  There is still research to show if this test is beneficial, but I think anything that we can do to help others is worth it.  After talking about costs ($4,100) and I qualify for financial support bringing the total to ($0), I said yes. 

Ordered my hats & scarves today.  Should be here in 2-3 days (I hope).

Gonna bundle up and go rest today.  May God keep you safe and comfort you always.


  1. uh-oh...what will you do without your coffee????? good chatting with you this morning...sneaky sneaky lol

  2. Congrats on making it through your first chemo treatment. Further congratulations for figuring out the logistics of making a bathroom run while wrap like a mummy and tethered to an IV pole (not an easy task). You’ve been through a hell of a lot. Allow your body, mind and spirit plenty of time to recover from the ordeal. I’m glad you have the company and comfort of your little fur-angels to help you rest and recoup. ~ Blessings – JM

  3. I looked at the link to the Oncotype DX and somehow ended up on this link: http://www.cancer.org/Cancer/BreastCancer/DetailedGuide/breast-cancer-diagnosis

    I think it helped me to understand the report you had shared and some of the other things (like the HER2) test.


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