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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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Well It’s my birthday

and I am still in hospital – 9th day today !! (gasp!!) The good news is that I have had the portacath out (yesterday) and after another 24 hrs of IV antibiotics will be allowed home with antibiotic tablets. I have been on mega doses of antibiotics while I have been in here which could ony be administered by IV but i have been allowed to go for walks out of the hospital during the day in the break in between doses. I’m on a public internet access computer in the hospital book shop and OH is taking me out for tea in between my next two doses (this afternoon and tonight) I am glad I have been able to escape, it’s kept me sane or at least as sane as I was!! LOL

I won’t write a big post today as I have to type this standing up but will catch you up with all the developments as regards radiation and surgery as soon as I get back home to my laptop.

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  1. jayne

     /  January 2, 2009

    I really hope you are not feeling so sore now but being at home must outweigh any pain your feeling. I think of all that you have endured and you just rise above it every time. You are an inspiration to all of us.
    So glad you had a xmas and a birthday of some sort,
    Lots of love and our best wishes for 2009.
    Jayne and family.


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