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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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RIP Angela

Angela Taituma one of two other NZ women I knew with IBC died today. She was 37 years old with a five year old son. She was  diagnosed only 3 weeks before me in 2008. It had spread to her chest wall and lungs at diagnosis and she was in remisson by the same time as me April 2009.  It had spread to her brain by July 2009.

The aggressiveness of  IBC has claimed yet another soul. This is why I push awareness of IBC and  why I personally cannot let my guard down against this monster who is taking too many good people. ♥ ♥ R.I.P. Angela ♥ ♥

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  1. RIP Angela. I didn’t know you, but you were younger than me and I grieve for your friends and family.
    J, you’re doing a great job. I wish you didn’t have to!

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