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Surgery no. 2 – Part 1

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The last thing I remember as the general anesthesia entered my system was making one last plea with the doctor, ‘I believe in you doctor, you’ll save both my life and my precious one’ (i admit, I was legit guilt tripping the man) I still remember how nervous I was that morning at the Aga […]

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Decisions Decisions…..

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As I had been informed by Dr. Okuku  (The Diagnosis – Part 2) and the other doctors I spoke to in the weeks following my diagnosis, one thing was clear, I needed another operation to cut out whatever cancer had remained after the first surgery. The question now was, where should I get it done? I did […]

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When the internet keeps you sane

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I’m the type of person who turns to Google for EVERYTHING. It doesn’t matter if it’s as mundane as wondering how to properly pick ones teeth or something as serious as ‘how to get over a break up in 5 days’ (yes, that is a serious topic, you wouldn’t believe the things that search will come […]

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Breaking the bad news

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I’ve learned that news about cancer (or any other life threatening illness) in one family member probably affects the rest of the family in a much more intense way than the ‘cancer owner’. (I really tried to come up with a better phrase and failed). When you get this bad news about yourself, you’re too busy […]

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Still recuperating

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I woke up this morning fully energized to continue my dreary tale from where I stopped. I swear. It’s been one hour infront of my laptop but my brain isn’t happy that I didn’t give it ample notice. So I’ve stopped stressing it out. I know when to give up.  Good news is, last chemotherapy […]

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When plans go awry

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You know those people who get on the dance floor and embarrass you, your unborn children and their friends, your ancestors, and mankind? I’m one of those people. I love dancing, a good beat can’t pass me by without my attempting to shake something.  So last year, ofcourse I signed up at a dance competition […]

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Surgery 1

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After confirming the size, location, et al of the lump that had been nestling in my right breast for a while, I was booked for what the surgeon called ‘a simple procedure’ to extract it. I treated it so lightly that I only told my mother the evening before the operation. Understandably she was upset […]

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What is dis thing?

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I must admit that I have an ostrich mentality when it comes to solving my problems. I like to close my eyes and wish them away. Unfortunately it seldom works. I’d noticed a lump on the lower part of right breast for about 6 months before I decided to see a doctor about it. It […]