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    Celebration

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    Celebration (Finished treatment): On the day I graduated from radiation, I took pictures of the Radiation machine, and the mural which had been my focus during radiation. Then I went to Tony Roma's for barecued Ribs, and a huge Strawberry Daquiri.

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    Procedure or Surgery (Lumpectomy): The side effect of radiation was the worst sunburn I have every had and in the worst place possible. I did journal every day after radiation, and from time to time I go back and re-read it, and re-live it so I know where I was at that whole seven weeks.
    On my last day of prelimary visits to Mayo Clinic, as I was going to my last meeting with my Oncologist in The Gonda BLdg, I felt a sense of dread, knowing that all the tests, and consultations were done and now,I had to go home and, face radiation treatments. Then I heard a piano playing, and a vocalist singing "All is well with my soul", a hymn I had never heard before, coming from an open area below. As I stopped to listen, I suddenly felt a sense of peace and wellness, come over me, and I
    thought, whatever happens, happens, but I am going to be allright.

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    Oh No (Other): I have a problem with density. The previous mammograms thru the years always had a note: No sign of malignancy, but because of density etc. etc. It was difficult to read. This time, When the tecnician finished, I jokingly said,well the torture is over with for this year, because I found the pain of mammograms to be extreme I didn't know that the torture was just beginning .

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    Procedure or Surgery (Lumpectomy): Lumpectomy- Tumor-Microcalcifications- Minimally Invasive surgery-Re-Excision- Positive margins both times- Sentinel Node Biopsy- Needle- Sentinel Node Biopsy- first told it was negative, then told there were told that there were cells of a more invasive cancer. After much thought, decided to go to Oncology, again after much thought, and a visit to Mayo Clinic, had seven weeks of radiation locally. Cancer diagnosis was in January 2009. I am still in Stage One and in remission. Taking Arimidex. Who knows, what the long term answer will be!