Day 79-80: Decision Time…
This is a long one… 2 days 5 doctors, 2 nurses and a resident. Yep it’s been busy. However, before I write it all up, there are a few disclosures I want to toss out there:
- My cancer and diagnosis is not like the cancer and diagnosis of anyone else… and as such, no one has the same cancer situation as I do. I think it is really important for people to do their own due diligence, my decision is mine solely and not intended to influence anyone else.
- If you are a doctor and reading this, please remember you treat a human with a life they likely rather enjoyed prior to the diagnosis – you are not treating a disease but a person.
- I have said since the beginning that quality trumps quantity for me personally.
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Day 61: Data…
So in addition to researching alternative treatments I am also looking at success rates of chemotherapy for breast cancer. Gotta admit, I am a wee bit less than enamored with what I am finding.
According to the table below and the report from the Royal College of Radiologists which this table comes from, we are talking about a Continue reading →
Day 51-53: Cancer math madness…
Well… This has been a tough one to write. I’m parsing through all the data and many emotions.
Many of you know that I saw the oncologist Thursday and things have been quiet since then… I am learning “cancer math.” Cancer math reminds me of my marketing classes while I was pursuing masters of business. My classmate Britt and I kept getting stuck on how certain numbers were derived, in class one day in total frustration, I decided that there were horses and unicorns and that marketing math was filled with unicorns made from assumptions based on some level of experience but truly they are assumptions and not tangible reality. We will refer to cancer math as “kitten unicorn cancer math.”
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