Monthly Archives: October 2016

Pathology 101 – your new best friend

Went to the surgeon yesterday, to get the full report.  In these days of information and patient rights, you get a copy to take home and pour (paw? pore?) over.  Mostly, more than anything, I just hope the person that … Continue reading

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Uncomfortable truths

Being diagnosed with breast cancer in October is a bit of a double whammy. While dealing with the impact of diagnosis you are faced with a relentless barrage of publicity aimed fair and square at YOU. It becomes personal. Every … Continue reading

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Big breath in and out

Guess what, it’s actually OK having a mastectomy.  Doesn’t even hurt that much.  The nuclear medicine that enables them to track lymph nodes with radioactive stuff injected into the breast hurts more.   But it lets them see what is … Continue reading

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All in the eye of the beholder

Last week, for a treat, I went to a ‘glamour’  photography studio for a make over and photo shoot.  I wanted to have at least one nice photo of me with longish hair.  I have had curly hair all my … Continue reading

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Choice is a luxury

This month is breast cancer awareness month and having found myself now joining the statistics, I kind of wish it wasn’t to be honest.  The worst ad that I just cannot watch is the “Anxiety? Relief?” close up of a … Continue reading

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Some days you wish you hadn’t bothered

I sit here, listening to the tui (NZ’s most famous songbird) outside, waiting for a phone call from a Radiologist.  There is no good news, only lessor bad news, to be had from this phone call.  I am a bit … Continue reading

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