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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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over halfway there

I am more than halfway through my chemo cycles yay!!!

I am seemingly handling this cycle better than last time – not quite so much nausea or diarrhoea.  The cumulative tiredness is stopping me do too much but I feel like I am achieving more this week than some other weeks.

One of the things that we have achieved this week is buying MD a new car.  As OH has been busy with work it was left to me to do most of the checking it out and negotiating.  We pick it up today.  we are paying for some of it as part of her 21st birthday present.  We are paying for it and she is repaying us the balance.

I know my blood cell counts are dropping so I wont go out as much for the next few days.

I am going to pick up “mamma mia” on dvd today – i have been waiting for it to come out ever since I saw it at the movies.  YD will probably come around for a visit on Sunday so i thought I would have a dvd viewing with her (with popcorn ) and it wont matter if I am feeling a bit tired or whatever.

Hopefully the rest of this cycle will go as good as it is at the moment.

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