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luxuriamusic

3.11.2007
give those lemons a squeeze! it's time again to go to lemonland to protect yourself from breast cancer. spread the word. it's time to squeeeeeze!
i went to a cardiologist last week for the results of an ekg, ecg + chest xray to see "where my hearts at" + what the cardiologist recommends regarding continuing 9 months of herceptin that previously damaged my heart. he said the definition of insanity is trying the same thing over again + expecting a different result. he also said my heart was into the normal range + their aren't any drugs to protect my heart from the damage, but i should resume the chemo because of it's cancer recurrence prevention benefits + he'll treat the heart failure symptoms as they reappear with ace inhibitors. now i have to have a follow up appointment with my chemotherapist, but i'm not in a hurry. i haven't seen her since november, when i refused to have my infusion + wrote about it here.
basically, it's up to me whether to resume infusions that have a 50% chance of preventing a life threatening cancer recurrence + a 100% chance of damaging my heart. the moral is: detect + treat life threatening illnesses as early as possible :)

by ~mod*mom~ at 11.3.07 ©

11 Comments:

Thank you for the update on your health

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3/13/2007 9:55 AM  

You're very brave, MM.

By Anonymous surcie, at 3/14/2007 1:19 PM  

Sending good thoughts to you and mod tot.
Wishing you well.

By Blogger kidslovecandy, at 3/14/2007 7:03 PM  

Wow Modmom, that's such a lot to deal with. It's excellent news that your heart is up to snuff again, though. Thoughts are with you!

By Anonymous casapinka, at 3/14/2007 8:33 PM  

hi surcie!
thanks for saying i'm brave.
cancer terrrifies me like anybody.

hi kidslovecandy + casapinka!
thanks for the well wishes!

By Blogger modmom, at 3/15/2007 12:01 AM  

You are always on my mind.

By Blogger Mom101, at 3/15/2007 6:28 PM  

your sweet mom101in3rdtrimesterwith2ndbaby

By Blogger modmom, at 3/15/2007 9:39 PM  

(((((((MM))))))))) just wanted to send you a hug.

By Blogger Ms. Mamma, at 3/16/2007 3:28 PM  

Wow... really fabulous, important post! Thanks... your blog is so delightful!

By Blogger ** Terramia **, at 3/17/2007 2:28 PM  

wow- i had no idea. thanks for sharing.
julia (at: the nursery)

By Blogger Julia, at 3/20/2007 8:01 PM  

Hi, your blog is fantastic, I can't think of any other word, ok, it's wonderful. Very enjoyable!

I have not walked in your shoes, and I don't know if this is a good thing to do on my part, but I feel it just might be. I have been totally awe struck by this blog that I have been reading since I found it in December. It's called I think, spinningtumor.blogspot.com. Please check it out. It is some of the most amazing writing that I have encountered. You are very brave and I wish you all good things.

By Anonymous susan, at 3/22/2007 11:51 PM  

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