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Time Off

Hi, Everyone -

Just wanted to give you a quick update on things. Everything seems to be healing well: I finally got that nasty surgical drain out (after two weeks!) and am doing exercises to hopefully regain full range of motion in my left arm. I'm still in a bit of pain, and my fingernails are suffering the post-Taxol effect, but I don't have any other side effects and I have a tiny bit of hair growing back on my head!

But as I said in my last post, I was anxious to take some "time off" from Cancer, and spent the last week "living" again. I returned to work, visited with friends, published a blog post on Charlestown Patch, and took full advantage of all the festivities taking place in Boston this week - Navy Week (celebrating the Bicentennial of the War of 1812) and the annual 4th of July Harborfest.

Here are a few of my favorite photos from the week (see the full set on Flickr here):

Ahoy, Mate!
Old Ironsides
The Blue Angels

This week, I plan to talk to a few more survivors about their experiences (specifically with mastectomy) and gather my list of questions for next Monday's meeting with my surgeon and oncologist. I should know more about next steps then.

Happy 4th!



Wish I knew you were down on the waterfront snapping pics today. We were down there too...I could have hunted you down. :) The boats were so beautiful!

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