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Wednesday, March 30, 2011

You Ought To Be In Pictures......

Soooooo, I survived the sonogram.  Yeah, I was very nervous.  But my ob/gyn doc, Dr D, who knows me so well...(inside & out! Er..sorry! LOL!), made sure to say right away that the uterus looked good.  The technician followed that up with "REALLY good" ..she went on to say it & the ovaries look "better than most Tamoxifen takers."  YAY me!  And apparently he can tell from lookin at the sono that I'm NOT in menopause.  I had suspected Tamoxifen had sent me right into menopause, but he said he can tell by lookin at the ovaries that I SO am not.  I just have a few symptoms that mimic it because of how it blocks the affects of the estrogen.

Anyway, the sono was quite uncomfortable, but not terrible.  And took a few minutes.  And apparently these parts ain't exactly located where *I* thought they were.  And she took a bunch of pictures from all different angles of meh parts. All this rootin around with that wand was about on my last nerve.  Another minute of that shit & I was bout to be all like, oughta have enough pictures by now! UGH!  

But they said my uterine lining was quite nice & thin...which is good.  And we'll do it again in September.  Dr D did say this: so long as I continue to feel & experience the same ol same ol, then I can expect the next sono to be same ol same ol. So it appears that the Tamoxifen & uterus are gettin along just fine so far.

Next up:  Labs tomorrow for Dr F....still watchin that stupid parathyroid hormone bs. (I sort of forgot about this one!)  And still tryin to get back  into my cardio.  Need to just DO IT right away when I get home NO MATTER WHAT! Which didn't happen today...

Better luck tomorrow.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Tuesday Morning......

"Tuuuuesday Moooorniiiing........pleeeeease be gone, I'm tired of yoooou......."

And it's not even here yet.  Yeah.  That lovely pelvic sonogram, AKA the vag-sono (sorry, TMI) is this Tuesday Morning.  And then we'll know if Tamoxifen is causing me any issues with the uterus or ovaries.  Or if I just plain ol have uterus &/or ovary issues not related to Tamoxifen.  Suffice it to say that if there are issues with my uterus or ovaries, we'll know it. Tuesday Morning.

I have no reason to believe that I will have any issues at all, as I don't have any of the "typical" symptoms of the thickening of the uterine lining...excessive bleeding being the main one. I see no bleeding anymore.  Ever. But I'm also told that this could also mean a thickened lining, as it's not shedding & comin on down.  But again, typically, if you have the thickening, you have the bleeding.  And lots of it. 

And when this appointment is over, I get a break from medical crap for about a month.  So long as all goes well Tuesday Morning.

Will letcha know.


Sunday, March 20, 2011

The Beauty, The Splendor, The Wonder...

Of my HAAAIIIRRR!!!!!!!!!!

Yeah, well, dunno so much about "the beauty", but it does now appear to be lookin more like REAL hair. 
 These are March 2011, right at 15 months out from the last chemo, round brushed & flat ironed.

I can see that I'm getting very close to needing to get a real "hairdo" cut done. And I was lamenting it's awkward phase & the curly biz, & a lady in my office was all like, "why not just embrace the curl?" So I tried it out. The result - Chemo-Fro. 

Sooooooo, I'm trying to re-train my hair to lay flat by round brushing & doing the occasional flat iron thing.

 And last night was the "Super Moon" Full Moon. Was supposed to appear bigger & brighter in the sky than it has in the last 20 years. We checked it out. Was awesome
Also, I've had to delete some photos from the Gallery over at my CarePage. Apparently there's a limit to what you can share on CarePages. Which also is a good indication that the updates there will soon come to an end. But not so much just because of the photo limit there, but the fact that I'm approaching that all important 2 Year Mark....According to the Always Fabulous Dr V, that 2 year countdown begins after the last cancer removing surgery. And for me, that will be in July. YAY!!!

Had a very nice visit with him this week. And I managed to get through it without turning into a complete twittering idiot, which has been the norm for me. LOL!

So, with the CarePage ending, you will still be able to follow what's up with us & the quest back to long hair here.  I hope you'll subscribe for updates by puttin your email address in the box at the top right of the page. You won't get a bunch of spam or junk mail...promise. Only an email when I do a blog. That's it.

So anyway, one more doctor visit to wrap up this latest flurry of medical stuff. The ominous pelvic sonogram, to make sure Tamoxifen & my uterus are gettin along. Here's hopin.

I'll just continue to distract myself with figurin out stuff to do with my HAIR.


Monday, March 14, 2011

Just Another Mammo Monday...

I know, I know....the depths of my corniness knows no bounds! LOL!  But yeah, got the all clear on the mammo today.  Today's mammo was done on the gimpy boobie only this time.  I'm told that so long as things continue to go well (& they better!), then 1 or 2 more 6 month mammos & then I can go to annual diagnostic mammos! 

Japan remains in the news. So tragic what's happened/happening over there.  Earthquake, tsunami & now a nuclear crisis.  They remain in my thoughts.   

Kinda puts things in perspective.   

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Relay For Life 2011

Ok, so I'm doin the Relay For Life thing again this year.  If you'd like to sponsor me with a donation, PLEASE do so here: 

Here's a pic from last year's Relay 2010.
Dang that's some short hair! LOL!

Thursday, March 10, 2011


Good lord! I can't get this stupid shit outta my head.  Ever since I saw this commercial several weeks ago...

Which is VERY unfortunate, since I totally hate this style of music.  If you can even call it music.



Monday, March 7, 2011

Pullin Through...

Ok, two things....

One: My next mammogram is scheduled for next week. Tryin not to be nervous this time. Blood work looked good last month, so all should be well. Right?

Two: I can now pull the back of my hair through the back of a ball cap. But still too curly to get a 'do cut, so we'll just keep growin.

Will post after the mammo. Thanks for checkin on us.