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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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Blog stats: 2010 in review

Thought this made interesting reading – I have no idea of the real number of people who read my blog as it counts repeat visits as well but it was interesting all the same

The stats helper monkeys at WordPress.com mulled over how this blog did in 2010, and here’s a high level summary of its overall blog health:

Healthy blog!

The Blog-Health-o-Meter™ reads Wow.

Crunchy numbers


A Boeing 747-400 passenger jet can hold 416 passengers. This blog was viewed about 4,900 times in 2010. That’s about 12 full 747s.

In 2010, there were 63 new posts, growing the total archive of this blog to 181 posts. There were 84 pictures uploaded, taking up a total of 65mb. That’s about 2 pictures per week.

The busiest day of the year was October 28th with 108 views. The most popular post that day was Real Breast Cancer Awareness Part IV.

Where did they come from?

The top referring sites in 2010 were facebook.com, motherswithcancer.wordpress.com, twitter.com, mrsnavywife.blogspot.com, and ibcsupport.org.

Some visitors came searching, mostly for get out gertrude, boob jokes, getoutgertrude, canterbury earthquake, and irony jokes.

Attractions in 2010

These are the posts and pages that got the most views in 2010.


Real Breast Cancer Awareness Part IV October 2010


Irony and bad boob jokes August 2008


Before Gertrude August 2008
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In the Pink – part IV – pink wings, purple hair!! October 2009


Samoa holiday – Savaii – Days 4-8 July 2010
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I am always amused at some of the random visitors I get – my site stats that I can access whenever I log in always tell me what the searches for the previous two days have been – purple hair, aunties bra, and Savaii holidays have been some of the recent searches but some of the others have been hilarious but with chemo brain I have forgotten what they were exactly – shall have to start making a list.  I always think at least one more random person has found out about IBC

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