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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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And we know what they say about the best laid plans…

OD here… we know it’s never a good blog post when it starts with me. The infection has returned and Mum is back in Auckland Hospital for at least the next couple of days while they work out what to do next. For those of you keen to visit, she is now in Ward 41 (on the fourth floor, Vascular Surgery) – it’s not a cancer problem so it doesn’t make a whole lot of sense for her to be in the cancer ward. No jokes from me this blog post – situation is beyond a joke. All we can do is pray and hope that finally the doctors get it right.

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  1. jayne

     /  March 5, 2009

    Yes, OD, I feel your frustration, popped in to see her today and I’m being hopeful that this is just another set-back that will soon be eradicated.
    I’m behind you all the way that she is given the all clear and in a few days she’ll be back home again.
    Tough woman, your mum and so positive but I know you all know it.
    We’ll all just have to keep on keeping on.

  2. fred

     /  March 9, 2009

    Hi Sis just got ur text to say u were out of hospital and they finally know what bug they are treating with the infection and that they have given u the right meds this time that is cool so hopefully ur only other stay in hospital is when u get rid of gertrude for good next month.was going to come up this weekend but when i found out u were in hospital again have changed the plans and are now hoping to come up in a fortnight for the weekend will let u know when i have arranged it all as ur nephew M has some1 he wants the family to meet Take care of u Kia Kaha


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