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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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Rest and Relaxation

Things are looking good for me so this weekend OH and I are going away to his sister’s bach at Pauanui.  I would like to spend more time near the beach but until now weather and chemo side effects haven’t been very helpful in me achieving that.  I’ll have to remember to wear my sun hats all the time  though.  I am really looking forward to this weekend away. It’s been a bit hard to plan them as I dont know until midway through my second week of my chemo cycle whether or not I am going to be ok enough to go away.  I am rapt that we are managing to get away this time.

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  1. BRO

     /  November 13, 2008

    You go girl – have a walk along the beach for me.Don’t over do it tho
    Must get back to Dad’s & my “little corner of the world”- well overdue – will have to put it on my list of things to do.

  2. Christine Williams

     /  November 13, 2008

    Hi Jenny
    Just checking today to see how you are.
    Have a great weekend.
    Might catch you at Pizza Box again sometime.

  3. Jenny

     /  November 18, 2008

    Great to hear you are still so positive. Hope you had a great time at the beach. WE hope to come up and see you mid January. Keep positive girl, your doing great

    Cheers Jenny


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