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    Celebration (Finished treatment): On the last day of chemo, my closest friends and family went out for dinner and drinks! CELEBRATE every step of this journey! Diagnosis doesn't mean death! It means a chance for a new start!

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    Procedure or Surgery (Implant chemotherapy port)

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    Procedure or Surgery (Tissue Expansion): I am still going through bi-weekly and/or monthly expansion. The muscles in my chest are very tight and not allowing expansion to go as planned. What should have been approximately 4 months of expansion has turned into about 9 months. I'm very happy to say my implant surgery is finally scheduled for November.......TWO years after chemotherapy started!

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    Procedure or Surgery (Breast Reconstruction (Flap)): I couldn't push pull or life ANYTHING for 7 weeks. But it's not always bad to let others take care of you for a little while! This was not a bad time in my life! Just a very relaxing time! ;-)

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    Side Effects (Hair loss (alopecia)): I ROCKED bald!!! Never wore a wig! Let the bald shine naturally! Hair is SO overrated! I miss being bald! ;-)

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    Radiation (External radiation ): I had serious burns to my skin and a post radiation infection! I don't feel radiation decreased my odds of reoccurring cancer enough to go through what I had to endure!