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    Gertrude is the name we decided to call my cancerous breast hence the title of this blog. Although I had to keep my breast through chemo and radiation due to the nature of IBC - once it 'blew up' it no longer looked like my breast and I couldn't wait to get rid of it. Calling it Gertrude was a way of seperating it from myself. This main page is where I write about the general goings on that relate to Gertrude, there is another page that are more a diary of treatments etc This blog is a public blog so although I am being very honest about my battle with Gertrude I have "changed names to protect the innocent" - because everyone can see it if you write comments on the blog pages please use the same abbreviations for other family member or friends that I do. Please feel free to ask questions if you want clarification because then other people who might have been wondering the same thing can read your question and our answers.
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    OH- Other Half (Hubby), OD- Oldest Daughter, MD- Middle Daugher, YD- Youngest Daughter, SB- soulja boi MD's fiance in the army (now ex fiance), OD's R OD's partner, BS- Breast surgeon whose initials just happen to be BS as well, BC- our GP (family doctor), Dr H- my medical oncologist, all other friends family etc will be referred to as initials etc
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    No Princess Alone button

I control everything!!?!!

I have just written a post on the “what do we tell YD?” page and it made me realise that part of the reason we told her is so that I controlled when she was told and what.  This is also the way I am dealing with a lot of the other aspects of dealing with Gertrude.  I have decided when to shave my head rather than waiting for it to fall out,  and on Monday I have a appointment with the breast surgeon to discuss prelimnary decisions around my surgery in a few months time.  I have realised I am a bit of a control freak about the small things becasue I can’t control the situation itself. 

I am still feeling a little fluey but a lot less tired than I was, so I am going to go out today and get out of the house for a few hours – hopefully the weather will hold.

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  1. Diane dotchin

     /  September 8, 2008

    Hi Jenny,

    You are amazing.

    Lots of love and very best wishes

    Diane Dotchin


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