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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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    No Princess Alone button

I’m impressed!

After my previous blog post which detailed the email I sent to a Real Estate agent about her use of the term ‘bucket list’ I have to report I am very impressed by her response to it.

She actually had the courage and integrity to actually front up to me in person and apologise for any offense caused by her flyer. 

She had never meant to cause any grief to anyone and had run it past some other people that are in remission from cancer etc and they had said it was ok.  But as I said to her, OH and OD it was because of the circumstance and frame of mind in which I got the flyer that it did affect me and she acknowledges that. 

We had to agree to disagree about the term “bucket list” being overly used but we ended the encounter feeling like we knew where each other were coming from a little better.

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