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JG interviews JG

Instead of writing a lengthy post on my feelings (down), emotions (fragile), or my current state of mind (frustrated), I will do a little question and answer sesh so you can get all the deets: how did we get here, what’s happening now, what will happen? When did this Start? Back in October when I

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Getting “icky” with it

I need to up my nursing game. I’m the person who never got into the TV show ER because it was way too gory for me. So you can imagine how grossed out I was when I woke up yesterday morning in a pool of blood. The blood and puss were leaking from my incision line.  Total

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Deja Vu

You’d think after 8 surgeries, I’d have this down. The procedure itself on Friday was pretty easy. The surgery center was a breeze compared to the Hospital. I checked in at 8:10 am for my 9:00 surgery, and by 8:15, I already had my gown, socks, and blanket on in my bed. Without general anesthesia,

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Year in Review

Friday marked one year since my bilateral mastectomy. Has it really been a year? It’s been a year of ups and downs and mostly detours and delays but I’m incredibly grateful where I am, at last. Here’s my year in a nutshell: 7: the number of surgeries I have had 8: the number of hospitalizations 200:

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one year ago(ish)

I’ve purposely been vague about marking the date that I was first diagnosed last October(ish) in 2013(ish). In the cancer world, the diagnosis date is known as the “cancerversary.” And while I’m not intentionally knocking those who have acknowledged theirs, I’m not in that same boat. Why? Because I see no reason to celebrate, memorialize,

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pap smears and past crushes

When I heard the news that my OB/GYN was retiring, I knew I had to make an appointment to see him before he left the practice. I’ve been seeing Dr B for 18 years and in that time we covered: birth control pills, infertility, 4 pregnancies, a c-section to deliver the twins, 2 miscarriages, IUDs and

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