breast cancer

progress and next steps

I had an MRI a couple of weeks ago and got the results last week. There has been slight progression in all three tumours in the brain. That’s the bad news. The good news is that there are no new tumours and that my spine and cerebrospinal fluid remain clear, with no detectable cancer. This …

i learned something from this one

This article explains why some of us get so annoyed when cancer “awareness” campaigns focus on saving the “girls” or the “tatas” or – well you know what I mean.Lots of food for thought here and I learned some things about cisgender privilege and breast cancer.From “Every day feminism, It’s a longish read but very …

update: stable

I have now had 17 intrathecal (injected into my brain) treatments of the Herceptin. I’m getting used to it.I had an brain MRI on September 15.It showed all visible tumours to be stable. There were no new visible tumours. As I said, in an email to family: “The brain MRI shows things to be stable. This …

grieving and treatment

My father passed away a couple of weeks ago (the night before I started IT Herceptin, in fact). His service was last week. It was small and private. I was very impressed with the priest who had never met my father but listened to my mom and my sister and said some very thoughtful things.The end of …