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The Big O Diary – Round Three

Posted in: BRCA 2, Cancer, The Big O ♦ Wednesday, November 27th, 2013, 8:39 pm ♦ No Comments

November 27, 2013 It’s official. MG has lost her melanoma mojo. It has been whisked away by the Big O. Otherwise known as ovarian cancer. That nasty cancer has reared her ugly head again – for the third time. Most of you are aware that while I was in remission from stage three melanoma, I [...]

The Big O Diary is Back!

Posted in: BRCA 2, Cancer ♦ Tuesday, November 20th, 2012, 10:17 am ♦ No Comments

November 19, 2012 The Big O Diary – Round 2 – Post 1 The Big O Diary is back! Why??? Because I have ovarian cancer again. Ugh. The verdict came in late last week. I had some spots on the CT that were questionable, so had the PET scan and then an unpleasant biopsy to confirm the orig [...]

The Big O Diary – Post 9

Posted in: Cancer, Random ♦ Saturday, November 19th, 2011, 10:24 pm ♦ No Comments

November 19, 2011 Hey MG peeps! I know, it has been AWHILE. First and foremost, I want to thank all of you for the incredible support you gave me over the summer. It really meant a lot to me and I truly appreciate it! The last couple of months have been a whirlwind. I finished treatment, [...]

The Big O Diary – Post 8

Posted in: Cancer, Random ♦ Wednesday, August 24th, 2011, 9:31 pm ♦ No Comments

August 24, 2011 My six-inch abdominal incision is healing nicely. So is the one under my right arm. The pain has been minimal and very manageable, which is nice. However, I have another issue that is much more bothersome. It is called sweating. Otherwise known as hot flashes. Major ones. N [...]

The Big O Diary – Post 7

Posted in: Cancer, Random ♦ Monday, August 15th, 2011, 8:17 pm ♦ No Comments

August 15, 2011 Narcotics are not my friend. In general this is probably good practice (the chief of police would certainly approve), however, a certain amount are usually needed after major surgery in order to manage pain. This proved to be very challenging last week when I awoke from surgery [...]

The Big O Diary – Post 6

Posted in: Cancer, Random ♦ Monday, August 1st, 2011, 11:31 pm ♦ 2 Comments

August 1, 2011 OMG! Another gorgeous morning on the seacoast of New Hampshire. Sunny skies, beautiful ocean breezes, zero humidity. All that, plus a cup of Dunkin’ coffee in hand – what more could a girl ask for? I can see why the early settlers chose this location for their new home. D [...]

The Big O Diary – Post 4

Posted in: Cancer, Random ♦ Wednesday, July 6th, 2011, 9:39 pm ♦ No Comments

July 6, 2011 Treatment number three has come and gone. Husband has come and gone. Friends have come and gone. I am sitting here alone thinking about the last few weeks. I am feeling a bit ambivalent and not sure what to write about. What do I want to share? How best to articulate my thought [...]

The Big O Diary – Post #3

Posted in: Cancer, Random ♦ Monday, June 13th, 2011, 11:00 pm ♦ 2 Comments

Sorry for the delay in updates! It has been a hectic couple of weeks and I haven’t been able to blog as much as I would like, plus I can’t read or write without nausea until Day 8 or so. Here is the latest and greatest….. As some of you know, we decided to move to the Boston area for the [...]

The Big O Diary – Post #2

Posted in: Cancer, Random ♦ Tuesday, May 24th, 2011, 3:00 am ♦ 1 Comment

MG has had a crazy couple of months and is finally feeling back to normal today. Wow – what a ride! Just sitting here and trying to get my head around what has happened recently. So many changes in such a short period of time. Due to the situation and circumstances, I feel like a whole differe [...]

The Big O Diary – Post #1

Posted in: Cancer ♦ Thursday, May 12th, 2011, 3:48 am ♦ No Comments

After a month of doctor appointments, tests, and an exploratory surgery, the final verdict is in. MG has stage four ovarian cancer (I am calling it The Big O). No melanoma or breast was found in the tissues they extracted during the surgery. That is the silver lining. As we all know, stage four [...]