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For The Last Time.

Each night before I go to bed, I go through a series of tasks. I brush my teeth, lay out my work out clothes for the morning class, cuddle with my dog and kiss Chip goodnight- that kind of thing.  For the past five years I have taken Tamoxifen every night as a preventative and to offer additional protection against recurring breast cancer.  I am a high risk patient and this regiment has been proven to be effective. According to the…

This is better than the Hallmark Channel.

Right before Christmas during my routine 6-month check up, they found something on my mammogram, followed up with an ultrasound and discussed options.  I don't like 'options'...they worry me.  An MRI was scheduled for 9am Christmas Eve. Really?  Christmas Eve? So I did what any stressed out, kinky haired, cancer-paranoid-woman would do: I went to get my hair done! My friend Marilyn owns a shop in Rotterdam, NY, Symetry Hair Design Studio. I give this shameless plug because she has pulled…

Second Look Club

Wednesday, I went to see my oncologist and surgeon at the University of Rochester Medical Center.  I see her every six months alternating between an MRI and mammogram.  This time it was the mammogram. Ladies, you know the drill.  You get undressed and slip into a beautiful and drafty hospital gown. Thank God I did not get "grandma Candida" boobs or for sure that gown would not close. These bad boys fit comfortably inside although I usually bring a pashmina…