This morning a friend who is Pentecostal called me. Along with the Catholics and the MN Lutherans, I have people giving my name to their congregations at shul and I have the Pentecostals covered, due to my GF, so I pretty much think I’m in good hands. The patchwork that is American faith is working for … [Read more…]
We met with my plastic surgeon, Dr. Wilke, 05 November, and he gave us all the gory details. Awful. Just awful. I sputtered through my drink at Crave and Edina women listened to me whisper the word Cancer and they stared. I could do nothing but go hide in the car and call me mum. … [Read more…]
On Halloween I went to my primary care doctor’s lab expert, Lisa, and had my blood drawn. She didn’t hurt me and I came out unscathed, with five vials of blood! They are running one specific test to know if I am well enough to do the PET part of the PET/CT scan tomorrow morning; or they … [Read more…]
30 October 2013 we went to the oncologist, Barbara Bowers. I need to get a PET/CT scan, but before I can do that they have to draw about a pint of blood. They left me with a huge hematoma on my arm today, and no successful blood draw. I could not be staged today because … [Read more…]
My life changed the day I found a lump in my left breast. Two days after that my FIL ended his struggle with Osteosarcoma and died in hospice.
It’s taken a lot of pondering and watching David Tennant shows (with a nod to my British friends reading this journal entry) to come to the conclusion that I agree with removal of tumors and affected cancerous tissue; which means I’m conceptually fine with a bi lateral mastectomy. In order to get there I need … [Read more…]