A year ago today, we (Mike, Maurie, Dixie and me) were at UW Medical Center for my lumpectomy. Tomorrow is our wedding anniversary: I truly had no memory of this link. Nor do I remember much about last June 29th – except that was when the oxycodone headache manifested.
Monday my lymphedema was officially diagnosed.
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Updated. About half of cancer patients who undergo chemotherapy find that food may taste different. It can be too sweet, too salty, too bitter or bland.
The Chemo Kitchen Cookbook is a collection of recipes written by award-winning chefs, created specifically for people going through taste change during cancer treatment.
It’s coming to you from Seattle via Kickstarter; order your copy by 5 pm Pacific on Friday 27 July.
It’s been funded! Happy Dance!
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“Celebrated our dear colleague & friend, Chinita Anderson @nprnews tonight. She died in May of complications related to colorectal cancer. She was 46. She was a globetrotting, loud, eye-blinding light. These were some of her words to live by. She wrote them like this, in all caps.”
Renita Jablonski on Twitter
Like most fear/worry, it’s the anticipation that’s the worst bit.
My maiden visit to Olympus Spa post-mastectomy was a lovely afternoon.
I seem to have forgotten Dale Carnegie’s advice about worry:
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