Monthly Archives: August 2014

I Have My Fighting Face On | Battling Bertha 8

It’s been a couple of weeks since I laid my heart on the table and exposed my apprehension and vulnerability regarding surgery. Much has happened. I’ve been quiet on social media and haven’t felt like talking on the phone. The easiest way to discuss the past two weeks is chronologically, so here goes: The Greatest Gift A housekeeper is the greatest gift you can give to a chemo patient. Seriously. August 7th, spectacular Sue arranged to have my home cleaned. […]

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Pick Another Fortune Cookie | Battling Bertha 7

The last few weeks have been tough, to say the least. The great news is, as of  July 21, I have completed the TCH chemo protocol for HER2 positive neoplasms.   TCH stands for Taxotere, Carboplatin and Herceptin. I discuss these drugs in the Battling Bertha 2 post. That last round of chemo was a doozy.  I ended up with a terrible infection and spent the better part of 2 weeks in bed.  I also required IV fluids twice. I was […]

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