PROJECT: 05-DJC:174.9

This is Deirdre's Breast Cancer Diary. I try to update this blog at least every evening. This is an easy way for me to keep a journal of the experience, and at the same time, I can keep my friends and family up-to-date on what is going on. I find it is not so bad to have cancer, but it is awfully depressing to talk about it. I hope you laugh as you read along. You can find the beginning in February ...in the archives. Thanks again for reading :o)

Saturday, January 03, 2009

Happy New Year 2009

I had my monthly appointment at the infusion center on Friday. I went in for my Zometa and also a shot of Lupron to keep my ovary function stopped. I forgot to get my labs done - I think because of the New Year holiday - at least that's what I will blame it on. I met another wonderful lady also getting treatment for cancer. She is a lung cancer patient. She was also getting Zometa. It was nice talking to her...I was able to talk about something I don't get the chance to talk much about - and that is menopause. She had breast cancer about 14 years ago - the lung cancer is her second primary cancer - What a woman! Her breast cancer tumor was also estrogen receptor positive - like mine. I even shed a few tears while talking to her. It is difficult when you go into menopause at the age of 39 years old because none of your friends understand what you are going through. Thanks you Noriko, for talking with me, and understanding.

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