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Friday, September 20, 2013

Overheard in NY: Cancer edition

Phlebotomist, drawing blood for visit with my onco: Getting treatment today?

Me: No! That's the first time I've said that in a year.


They always ask, when doing blood draws at the cancer center, if you're having treatment. This was my first blood draw since finishing Herceptin last month. 

Keep it together, Priscilla.

2 comments:

  1. Hello,

    My name is Lisa and I was also dxd w/cancer. My pwn personal Pearl Harbor date is 12/8/11. I would like to say that my family has been wonderful but they haven;t, they have been abs horrible, more on my side than my husband's side. I had a few friends drop me and that was not a good experience either. I am glad to have found your blog.

    My next surgery is November 6th...wish me luck!

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    1. I'm sorry that has happened with your family and friends. It happened to me, too, with certain people, but I am always shocked when I hear how common an occurrence it is. Does it help to know that it's not about you, it's about their own fears or sadness or whatever? Sometimes that helps me , but other times not.
      Sending so so so much good energy and support for your surgery next month!

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