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    Celebration (Clean Margins!): Had my lumpectomy this week and the pathology results are in: clean margins!

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    Procedure or Surgery (Lumpectomy): Had my lumpectomy this week and am feeling better already. Dr. Paul Chappano, North Florida Surgeons, Jacksonville, FL did an amazing job removing what needed to be removed and leaving the rest. I feel like I can begin my recovery now with as clean a slate as possible.

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    Side Effects (Nausea/Vomiting): Fortunately for me, I only had some nausea. Strange to have to force myself to find something to eat. Carbs were not a problem!

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    Side Effects (Hair loss (alopecia)): Bald is the new blond.

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    Side Effects (Fatigue (tiredness)): At some point you just get tired of feeling tired.

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    Drug or Chemo Therapy (Chemotherapy): I was lucky that my chemotherapist understood my desire to complete the course of treatment and work in order to maintain as much as normal lifestyle as possible. Chemo was once every 2 weeks for 8 treatments. Great group of professionals lead by Dr. Maria Valente, Cancer Specialists of North Florida, in Jacksonville, FL.