Posted in April 2011

Quick holiday post

Two weeks since I finished chemotherapy tomorrow and  have now been in Bali for the past 5 days. I must confess, it hasn’t been the holiday I had in mind so far.  But it is improving!  The lack of voice I wrote of after my birthday developed into a coughing type illness which I have … Continue reading

The morning after

I am now 40. Strange, I certainly don’t feel 40, more like 25! Yesterday was brilliant. The weather turned it on and we enjoyed a sensational lunch over looking Sydney Harbor. Then, we organised a limousine style water taxi and returned to my sea side suburb in the most sensational fashion ever. The sun went … Continue reading

The day I found out project

I’ve been asked to make a video of myself about the day I found out I had cancer. I am planning to do this but just thinking about it making me feel really emotional.  The day I found out I was happily seeing xnbf and his ‘role’ on the day is/was important to my story.  … Continue reading

My experience with Taxol

If you’ve been reading this blog for some time, you will already know that I tolerated taxol extremely well.  So well, I almost feel guilty about it in fact.  I read another blog (babiesornot) and poor Amy who is a few weeks behind me on it has had a lot of trouble with neuropathy.  But … Continue reading

It’s a wrap

And a  rap: 3, 6, 9 Time to drink wine I’m finished with chemo it’s about bloody time Nothin broke…… I didn’t get choked , so I reckon it’s time that I sang a little note Clap, clap 3, 6, 9 I’m feeling pretty fine Soon will get some new boobies even better than mine … Continue reading

Excited? Nope.

I have been asked a number of times over the past few days if I am excited that my chemotherapy is almost over. I’m here to tell you, I don’t think anything about cancer is exciting.  I am certainly relieved.  But it feels more like I’ve been hiking up a mountain and I will struggle … Continue reading

2 x Milestones approaching

This journey I’m on is about to get a little interesting, in a good way.    In 6 days I will have my last herceptin/taxol, leaving me officially at the end of almost 6 months of chemotherapy.   Then just 6 days later, I will ‘celebrate’ my 40th birthday. Turning 40 can be pretty tough on people.   … Continue reading

Nearing the end of chemo.

Where I am at today: 13 out of 15 chemo treatments done (4 out of 4 ACs and 9 out of 11 Taxols) I have been undergoing chemo for 21.5 weeks of a 23 week total In day terms, I am 151 days through 161 days of chemo It has been 7 months since I … Continue reading

I’m coming out

Nope am not gay.  But, rather I’ve decided it’s time ‘come out’ on my blog. My name is Yvette. And that’s not all.   For me this is more than a blog, it’s also a time capsule.  So I’ve decided to get a little multi media. Check out the new pages – Pictures of Me, and … Continue reading