28 May '11, 6am

Half a Year on Chemotherapy and Taking Nothing for Granted: That's the day I had my first chemotherapy session.

Living with Triple-Negative Breast Cancer (#13 in a series) December 1. That’s the day I had my first chemotherapy session. As I write this, I have two more rounds to go. All told, it will amount to more than half a year. That’s a long time. This is a blog, not a book, so how should I write about a half-year of chemotherapy without sounding self-involved or getting too lengthy? Let’s go with the condensed version. Chemotherapy is not fun. On most days, you'd hardly know that to look at me. I smile and laugh, work and play. I use the tools of the trade to put my best face forward -- hats, scarves, a wig, makeup, smaller clothes. I use the adrenaline rush of visiting with family and friends to coax me into normalcy. Like most cancer patients, I’ve managed to go on with my life quite nicely while in treatment. Chemotherapy comes with a long list of potential side effects and ...

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