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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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Quick update

I’m free!!! Out of hospital but still with my PICC line in. On oral antibiotics for the next ten days but visiting hospital daily to get PICC flushed and for them to keep an eye on things so the infection doesnt flare up again . They have kept the PICC line in just in case I need to go back on IV antibiotics.
Am feeling quite tired still so I will leave the more indepth update until tomorrow when i am thinking more clearly and over the excitement of being home.

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  1. jayne

     /  January 27, 2009

    ….and great to see you the other day, out of the hospital environment too.
    You would never have believed all those ‘nastys’ have happened and are happening in hospital. – you looked so well.
    But then again, I know your made of ‘tougher’ stuff.
    Wishing you always the very best when going into battle…
    Jayne and family too. x

  2. Heather

     /  January 27, 2009

    Hell Jenny,
    Finally I get to your blog. Kept getting the wrong address in the box so now have it.
    You have had a difficult time of late.
    It is ceratinly a huge challenge for you and Gary and the girls. Our thoughts and good wishes are with you daily.
    Catch up with you soon.


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