Breast cancer phase 3: Let’s get radiated!

Now that chemo and surgery are in the "done" pile, it's time for radiation. What's getting zapped? My right boob and the lymph nodes in my right armpit. The preparation for this has been sort of fascinating for a nerd like me. First, the radiation nurse educated me on what I can and cannot do... Continue Reading →

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Phase Two – Cut it out!

Wow it's been a long time since I've posted anything. I've composed many many posts in my head which I intend to get to before long. Posts about my existential crises, about what I got wrong about cancer in my first few posts, the cancer books I've found most useful and entertaining, and a list... Continue Reading →

Lymph Nodes, PET Scans, and Lies

I wanted to write this post last week, but was feeling too Percocet-y. And now I find that I am reluctant to put words to it. I don't have any especially staggering news to report. As expected, the cancer has spread to my lymph nodes. Four of them, according to Buffy the Cancer Slayer. Which... Continue Reading →

Fear – The Real F-Bomb

Normally, I would wait until I know more before making this post. But, this--the waiting, the not-knowing--is a large portion of this cancer dance. So, today, I went to the radiologist to do ultrasound-guided biopsies of stuff that showed up on my breast MRI a couple weeks ago. No biggie, I thought. I've done this... Continue Reading →

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