Sep 23, 2007

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Posted Sep 23, 2007 10:11pm

It’s been a while, so here’s the update: I met with the radiation doctor last week and got marked and measured so I can start radiation in a week or so. I also have to take a chemo pill for 18 weeks which I will have to stop taking during the radiation. Dr. Brennan wants to hold off on my second surgery until after I am finished with the chemo pills, so it won’t be as soon as we thought. I also met with a physical therapist who specializes in lymphadema. Because I had lymph nodes removed in my last surgery, I have to be cautious about my arm from now on. The therapist was great and gave me lots of exercises and stretches.

Well, that’s it for now! Happy Fall!!

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