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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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In the pink – part IIIa

Forgot to write the other thing that kept me busy was MD coming up to visit for her birthday and to pick up her new puppy that my sister had bred. 

When we got the news last Tuesday both MD and us were grateful she had already made plans to come up because it was easier  for us to process the news all together.  Halo (the puppy) kept us busy for the day she was at our place, 

halo the hunter

halo the hunter

YD came home for Sunday and Monday to spend time with MD and Halo and that gave us the time to tell her the news as well.  YD was not happy at the news but only because we told her that me having more treatment might effect how often I see her.  We told her it was a very small amount of cancer that had come back and that it just needed a little zap of radiation to fix it.

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