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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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Side effects

Usual chemo side-effects are having more effect on me today.  I am mainly feeling tired but the usual achy legs from my bone marrow are really sore today.  They say to have panadol but it isn’t having much of an effect.  I have been dozing off and on all day.  I have got a CT scan of my abdomen scheduled for next Monday.  This is just precautionary to check for anything developing since I first got diagnosed – we are hopeful that it will come back all clear.

Its funny how fast time is going at the moment, each chemo cycle seems to go faster and I cant believe it’s so close to December already. I should have appointments with the surgeons before Christmas and know what is happening there.  I am hopeful that they will do a bilateral masectomy  but will not know for certain until the pre-surgery consult.

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