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Mammograms & Mastectomies

March 9, 2016

Dear Fran Drescher #19

Dear Fran, It’s been a long time. What can I say except I’ve been busy. For the past few months, I’ve been trying to find a counselor. I didn’t tell you why, but I told my benefactor all about it. Then, I went and got a mammogram on March 1, considering it’s been two years […]

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June 10, 2013

Mammogram Results 2013

I have been waiting and waiting for the mammogram results. Like I mentioned earlier, I was a bit more nervous than I usually am. I called the doctor’s office and they said they hadn’t received any notices from the imaging place. I finally broke down and called the women’s diagnostic center. “Well, the doctor hasn’t […]

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May 21, 2013

Mammogram… Take Three… Or Is It Four?

I’m losing track of how many mammograms I’ve had. I never thought I’d see the day. Has it been three or four? All I know is that the first one did not go well (“Yes, Maria, you have advanced breast cancer.”) and that I have another one scheduled for tomorrow morning at 9:40. I was […]

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September 1, 2012

To-Do List #10

I realize that I’m behind in my blog-posting and forgot to tell everyone the good news. What kind of writer am I to leave people hanging like that? I got an email from my naturopath, Haley, telling me, “Yeah for clean mammogram! Hope you’re having a good summer.” Well, I’m having a great summer now. […]

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August 6, 2012

To-Do List #9

I am sitting in the lobby right now of the Women’s Diagnostic Center, wishing I was in so many other places right now than the one I’m in: cleaning a toilet, fighting horsetail in the garden, paying bills…. Oh look, they have books here. You buy one and the money gets donated to a worthy […]

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August 3, 2012

To-Do List #8

My to-do list #8 is this: Pick up the phone. Try not to drop the handset with my sweaty fingers. Hang it back up. Look up the number again. Dial it slowly. Tell the operator that I need to make an appointment. For a wretched mammogram. 

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June 1, 2011

Breast Reconstruction – Take 13

And once again, I’m making to-do lists for myself: 1. Make an appointment for a mammogram: Scheduled for tomorrow morning at ten. 2. Make an appointment to have the port removed: Scheduled for same time as breast reconstruction. 3. Make an appointment with the plastic surgeon for said breast reconstruction: Been there, done that; surgery […]

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