• Another 100 Days of Good Karma: Day 108 (Murphy’s Law)


    Monday, October 28, 2014

    Run/ Walk/ Bike/ Elliptical (Today:  2.81 miles;  Running Total: 18.72 miles)

    Day 108 of *Another* 100 Days of Good Karma.

    Over the weekend my right breast (the one with cancer) started to hurt.  A lot.  This morning I found a hard spot that wasn’t there before.

    That 2.81 miles you see up there was a long trek through hell and the devil was jabbing a needle into my nipple the whole way.

    I went to the doctor.

    There is no dignity in breast cancer.  After changing into a gown, I showed the nurse, the Physician’s Assistant and my oncologist where the pain was.

    It’s incredibly hard to have a rational conversation when you’re sitting on an exam table with your boobs hanging out.

    They said it was either an infection or an indication that the tumors grew and the chemo wasn’t working.

    That’s like saying ‘it’s either a cold or ebola’.


    And by ‘awesome’ I mean ‘fuck’.

    Today’s silver lining:  I have an ultrasound scheduled for Tuesday morning before chemotherapy.

    They can compare the images from last Thursday to the images Tuesday morning.

    Let’s hope:

    a) it’s an infection

    b) antibiotics clear it up

    c) my blood work still looks okay to proceed with chemo on Tuesday.

    What’s your silver lining today?  I love comments!

    Don’t want to leave a comment, but have something you want to share?  Send me an email at gettingthewordswrong(at)gmail(dot)com.


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6 Responsesso far.

  1. Tina Smith says:

    I vote infection. No way that the tumor could have grown that fast that quickly.

    Hoping for the best outcome!!


  2. Tammy Fowler says:

    Oh how scary, Meghan. As I write this, I realize you’ve probably already had the ultrasound; nevertheless, I am definitely praying it is nothing more than an infection that can easily be resolved.

  3. Sarah says:

    I have my mammogram on Friday and they only thing that keeps my calm is knowing that you have managed to be strong. My silver lining… I have a Meghan in my life 🙂

  4. Annette says:

    I agree with the infection vote too. :). Xoxo

  5. Melissa says:

    I was thinking about you alot yesterday, and hoping for the best outcome. I even said a prayer, and for those who know me, I don’t do that often. My silver lining today, finding the courage to talk to God and asking for help, strength and to kick cancer’s ass! I love reading your posts, so glad you decided to do another 100 days.

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