Blog - Cancer@36


8 Days After Chemo

It’s been 8 days since Tamika’s first chemotherapy treatment. Let me just start by saying that my wife is AWESOME! The side effects of the treatment suck, and after 6 days she finally started coming back toward normal. Today, May 15, she just feels very tired and a little sick, but her smile shines a little brighter every day. Read More


Results and chemo prep

The test results are in and its time to meet with our surgeon again to find out what the next steps are. Did I forget to mention that after the initial meeting with the surgon that based on symptoms and what he feels he said I’m probably more like a Stage 3? Ya…so much for surgery only. So, here we go…

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Meeting the surgeon and tests

So now its time to meet the surgeon. At this point we are still thinking that we are just going to cut this thing out and be done…that would have been nice. Here is a recap of what happened over the next few days.

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The Diagnosis

Getting a phone call from a doctor that just poked a 12″ needle in your breast isn’t a call you look forward to. And when you do get that call, you want the doctor to have a good bed-side manner – you know, not be stiff and calculated. Here is the story of the phone call I received and the events that followed.

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Finding a Lump

About five weeks ago I found a lump in my left breast.  It would have been March 12.  I knew my period was due to start and so tenderness and firmness in the breast was normal.  I knew that the lump was not.  March 13 my period started and I hadn’t mentioned the lump to William yet.  After a few days and the tenderness not subsiding I let William know about the lump.  He wanted to go in immediately.  I said “let’s wait until my period is done and then go from there.”

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