Usually, no news is good news around these parts. It means I'm living my life and things are chugging along. I wish I could say that has been the case. But as ever, chronic disease is chronic (it's in the name!) and so we've spent the past two months getting information, and then more information, … Continue reading What’s going on?
The Bitch is Back
Perhaps some of you have noticed that I went a little radio silent on the 2nd biopsy results -- or didn't realize that my big benign announcement was only for the 1st biopsy. Let's just go ahead and pull the band-aid off. The 2nd biopsy came back malignant. I start chemotherapy on Friday, March 17. … Continue reading The Bitch is Back
There's been some movement on information for the boobs. (My post title is a joke taken from Honest Trailers. Head down the YouTube rabbit hole watching those. They are hilarious.) Moving along... I met with the breast specialist (Dr. Washington) on Monday and the plastic surgeon (Dr. Tuchler) yesterday. I immediately liked them both. We … Continue reading Bewbs
The end of the chapter
I'll start with the important news: yesterday's surgery went perfectly and that damn port is GONE! I felt pretty fantastic yesterday, but today am feeling far more sore. Probably because, in feeling so good, I was like "Look! I can stretch! Look! I can straighten! Watch me as a reach for things above my head!" … Continue reading The end of the chapter
The final surgery
We're on our way! Ready to get this stupid thing out. My doc mentioned she's try to save my port for me. Why do I want to keep it (externally)? Morbid curiosity, as usual.
Surgery (#3) is scheduled
Port-removal surgery is officially set for Monday, June 27. I won't know the actual time until the day before (what's up with that?!) but the procedure should be short and sweet. Or, rather, just short. Recovery time should be minimal. The side the port is on will be sore since there has likely been some … Continue reading Surgery (#3) is scheduled
Fasting all day for an appointment sucks. SUUUUUUUCKS. Especially when you're trying to be a functioning adult. (I've started taking on more projects with my job, as I ease back into full time work come July.) I hit the wall shortly before we had to leave for the appointment, which was just as well. I … Continue reading The Biopsy
The Final Countdown
Start by pressing play above. Now, you are ready to read. Round 6 begins next week. The FINAL round. The FINAL weeks of sucktitude. The FINAL push to the end of this particularly crazy chapter in my life. Also, the final shifts are up for grabs, sign up! We met with Dr. Tierney who is … Continue reading The Final Countdown
Port Placement Surgery Day
Jessica goes in for her chemo port placement today! She's in good spirits and pretty much just wants to get going and knock it out. The procedure itself should only be between 30m to 1h long. Update #3 Update #2 Just spoke with the doc and everything went well. No complications at all. Jess has … Continue reading Port Placement Surgery Day
We're all checked in. Kenji will take it from here.