4 Results for tag: chemotherapy

Oh, the Humanity

In February 2011 I had health insurance.  I did not have a great, comprehensive plan because my employer did not offer benefits and I was no longer married.  What I had was an affordable, catastrophic health coverage policy because I was young and healthy.  And because a comprehensive plan was going to cost $375/month. On ... More

Kissing Your Sister

I think I should be feeling pretty excited right about now. I had a PET scan at MD Anderson on January 5th and on the 6th found out that it showed no distant metasisis and no cancer in the local area of my first two incidences of cancer. The only issue was a seroma at the site of my October surgery. My experience there was "a ... More

I’m attached to those things!

  When I got diagnosed on February 28th I was sitting in my breast surgeon's office with my sweeetheart Cliff and my "adopted" mom Barbara.  I heard Dr. C say that my tumors and lymph nodes tested positive for cancer.  She said it in some less-than-blunt way, first about the tumors then the part about the lymph nodes.  But ... More

Survivorship, Day 42

Had my first chemo Friday.  I wasn't nervous until we got into the parking lot.  I hadn't really thought too much about all the nitty gritty until I got there. Which is probably good or I might have run away to Greece.  I had my blood draw first to make sure I was healthy enough to get chemo.  My veins are great and the ... More