Monthly Archives: August 2013

Weekly Photo Challenge: Sea

What kind of emotions does the sea make me feel? Mere words cannot describe the emotions, but they are all good, and make me feel at one with the universe. Photos posted in response to the Weekly Photo Challenge: Sea … Continue reading

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Another day amongst the daffodils

Chemo week and my fourth day of sitting on the verandah in the late winter sun watching the daffodils in full bloom.  I can also see them from lying in my bed and the sofa in our loungeroom.  It is … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Focus

Why did the chicken cross the road? It’s great how something unexpected and funny can change the focus of your day.

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Daily Prompt: Procrastination

Today the act of procrastination allowed us to peek into the window of a stranger’s life. Our refrigerator had inconveniently died so my husband and I had to do the old Sunday afternoon trek into town to buy a new … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Carefree

This photo was taken on vacation in January 2013, during our Australian summer. To me it is the epitome of carefree; the joys of childhood and summer holidays all wrapped up in one. I look at it now with wistfulness … Continue reading

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This is what it feels like when cells die

There really is no joy in being a cancer research scientist and undergoing chemotherapy. I have become the ultimate bioreactor, complete with incubator and biological waste disposal mechanism. And I hate it. My eyes flew open at 1:10am last Thursday … Continue reading

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Melbourne study shows the Oncotype DX recurrence score has a major impact on adjuvant treatment decision making.

Adjuvant therapy for invasive breast cancer has been shown to improve survival post-surgery.  For early-stage, hormone receptor positive (HR+), human epidermal growth factor receptor 2-negative (HER2−) cancer, adjuvant therapy may consist of hormonal therapy, or a combination of chemotherapy and hormonal … Continue reading

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