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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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christmas present?

sing this to yourselves while you are reading it to the tune of “the twelve days of Christmas”

“On the eve of Christ-mas the oncology department gave to me no chemo for toda-ay and a neutrophil count of zero point three” LOL

As OD says she doesnt know whether to go Yay!! or Booo!! The good thing is that i will be able to enjoy christmas more not suffering the usually queasiness that follows chemo. But it is a bit of a worry that my neutrophil count is so low. I have an assessment with the oncologists on Tuesday so I guess we will discuss whether or not this is going to be the best treatment for me long term – I also managed to convince them to change my chemo appointment for the 31st to later in the day so I can have a birthday lunch with the kids before chemo. Not quite how I had envisaged spending my 47th birthday but at least I’m still here to enjoy it.

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  1. Jenny

     /  January 3, 2010

    So you had Christmas and your birthday out of hospital this year. Things are looking up.


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