WE FINALLY FIND AN ONCOLOGIST WE LIKE

We finally meet Dr. Estabrook’s favorite oncologist. She is thorough, kind and has a 10-year plan. She is the first one to discuss the long-term plan and explain what my new medical life will look like. She is also the only one to fully explain the forced menopause that will happen immediately upon starting chemo. […]

I HAVE A FASTING PET SCAN FOR BREAST CANCER STAGING

The PET Scan requires fasting and the technicians were running very late. I had arranged for Beth to pick me up which turned out to be a very good thing as I was exhausted by the test. In addition to the fasting, it is surreal to be taking tests to find out if the cancer […]

THE ENTIRE FAMILY GOES TO THE HEALTH FOOD FAIR

Mom, My Husband, I and the children go to an alternative health conference in mid-town Manhattan. We go through the booths with a very different eye than the last time we attended several years ago out of curiosity. We find lots of references to cancer and we find information about Alkaline Diets. We learn that […]

E-MAIL SENT TO GROUP

Hello. Thank you sending me news about yourselves. I love catching up and it makes me feel close to you. I received the results from last week’s surgery. The pathology report was completely clean…so the 3rd time it seems is good….so good the surgery was unnecessary but there is no way to know that until […]

MY HUSBAND AND I VISIT 6 DIFFERENT ONCOLOGISTS

I go to Dr. Estabrook’s office every two days to have my armpit drained. Dr. Estabrook continues to ask me if I have chosen an oncologist and that I must start chemotherapy soon. I am trying to find one but it is really difficult. My Husband and I visit 6 different oncologists. 4 in Westchester […]