(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

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

A Shot of Cortisone

Hi all!  I finally got some tests done (June 4) on my right knee to discover moderate arthritis aggravating my knee and making life difficult.  It actually started with soreness and swelling in the back of my knee that my family doctor thought was a Baker's cyst.  The MRI and x-rays did not show a cyst....just a little bit of fluid.  I met with an orthopedic doctor (June 7) who took a lot of time with me and diagnosed me and gave me a cortisone shot in the knee.  I've never had one of those miracle shots before and WOW, it has provided such relief!

Today, I had my first physical therapy session to learn how to build some core strength and begin on the road to recovery.  I have sessions twice a week. It was so difficult to try to walk and exercise through all the pain throughout my body.  The cortisone shot not only helped my knee, but a lot of other joints, aches & pains. 

Once I fulfill my sessions, I will be able to utilize the facility for FREE for a month!  I like that :)

This weekend is actually the first time I have felt better and felt like "me" in almost 2 years.


  1. I'm so glad that you are pain-free now and can concentrate on yourself. You look amazing too! BTW love this photo!

    1. Look out! Now that I can WALK, you will be coming with me! lol

  2. dear carol lynn,

    I am new to your blog, and looking forward to reading it from the beginning. for now, I just want to say that I am so happy for you being pain free, and being able to look forward.

    warm hugs to you,

    Karen, TC

    1. Hi Karen! Thank you so much for joining me on the wide world web :) I hope to get to know you as well. Have a TERRIFIC, AWESOME day!

  3. Glad to hear that you're on your way to recovery. Did you have any problems or experience any pain in your first therapy session? Anyway, just follow your doctor's order and continue your physical therapy, which is vital for your full recovery.

    1. Hi Sienna, I just got my knee brace today and doing the therapy at home since I received instructions from the first go around. Just being ginger with it. You are right! The Arimidex put at least 25 pounds on my frame and my knees are paying for it. Got to work harder on getting the weight off!


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