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    If you have popped over here from my facebook page could you please add comments in the blog rather than on the link on facebook itself. I dont want to worry YD unnecessarily Thanks. You can now use your facebook log in so you dont need to enter extra details if you like
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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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Still in here again!!

I am likely to be in another few days as the infection is clearing up apart from one particular end of the incision site which seems to be getting worse, which makes us wonder if I am dealing with a seperate bug in that particular part because its still red and inflammed whent the rest of it is under control with the IV antibiotics I am on. We are waiting for the infection specialist to have a look at it and see if they want me in longer than the couple of days they told me yesterday. Will update again as soon as I know what they say if I have time to get to this computer in the bookshop. Have radiation this afternoon and herceptin chemo and radiation tomorrow. Feeling quite sore from infection and but trying to stay active as it lifts my mood more if I am active than just sitting on my hospital bed.

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  1. Diane dotchin

     /  January 14, 2009

    Lotsa Love

  2. andrea

     /  January 15, 2009

    I have just been reading your blog..my best friend was dx on friday with IBC and is now at cancer treatment center to get a plan of what to do…i just want to say how brave you are and how wonderful this site is…it gives an inside look to your battle but at the same time helps those out there with the same terrible disease…I wish you strength on your journey and the continued obvious love and great support you have in your life…I now know that I can give my friend the most precious gift “hope”….


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