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Posted 2018-08-27T01:06:21Z

Julie's Sugery

A quick update on Julie's surgery. She had her surgery on Friday, and made it through just fine. The plastic surgeon didn't have to do as extensive repair work as we were afraid that he might be have to do. We are back at the apartment, and while she's in some pain, she's getting around just fine. So now we hope that she heals okay, and when she's healed in three or four weeks, she'll start on six weeks of daily radiation. Making progress, but still have a way to go...[...]

Posted 2018-08-13T22:35:37Z

Bad News

I'm sorry to report that Julie has experienced a recurrence of her breast cancer. The only hopeful aspect of this bad news is that this appears to be a "local recurrence", and not a spread of the cancer to any other parts of her body (metastasis). The new spot is in the area of where she had her mastectomy. We are in the process of developing her treatment plan, and we don't have a schedule yet, but it will involve surgery, followed by radiation. We don't know yet if more chemotherapy will be required. We are hopeful that surgery and radiation will eliminate the problem, but this particular cancer is notorious for its aggressiveness and its recurrences, as it has just demonstrated. It's a damn uphill battle. Cancer sucks![...]