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Still chasing away this gunk

Still dealing with this fever. Maybe I have a tummy bug, which my friend who drove me to my labs on Thursday told me on Friday he had and was sick in bed. To keep my nausea in check, I … Continue reading

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Nursing a fever

I stayed awake half the night with chills apparently from a low-grade fever. I don’t have too many other symptoms, except a slightly over active bladder. Maybe it is a urinary tract infection, or maybe this is still part of … Continue reading

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fighting for strength

cancer’s talons shred / resistance from a body / fighting to build strength ♦ ♦     ♦     ♦     ♦     ♦   ♦ 5 6 7 8 © 2004–2013 Donna Peach. All rights reserved.

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weary me

light streams over me / charging energy throughout / this weary body ♦ ♦     ♦     ♦     ♦     ♦   ♦ 5 6 7 8 © 2004–2013 Donna Peach. All rights reserved.

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RESEARCH new study shows modest risk for heart disease with radiation treatment for BC

A new study, published in The New England Journal of Medicine, of heart risk for women who have undergone radiation for breast cancer shows a modest increase in risk that does not outweigh the benefit for treating breast cancer. Radiation … Continue reading

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ANNOUNCEMENT ABC2 annual conference 11/7–9/13 Lisbon, Portugal

ABC2 (Advanced Breast Cancer 2) announces its annual conference for 2013 in Lisbon, Portugal, November 7–9, 2013. This is the second conference for this organization. Again, they will offer travel grants, which will require early planning. 5 6 7 8 … Continue reading

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shingles suck

Although I feel a bit improved over what I have been feeling, I am weaker than before, again. My walking exercises are back to two stretches instead of four and both with my walker. When I get out of bed, … Continue reading

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brief outing for lunch

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My honey took me out briefly for some fresh air and sunshine on this perfect southern California day. I wobbled quite a bit on my stroll to the restaurant, so we just went home afterward. At least I walked a … Continue reading

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SAVE THE DATE 2013 MBCN conference 9-21-13 Houston

The Metastatic Breast Cancer Network announces its annual conference for 2013 at MD Anderson  on September 21, 2013. Registration information will be forthcoming. Stay tuned. 5 6 7 8 © 2004–2013 Donna Peach. All rights reserved.

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another day of same with some vertigo

Another day of feeling sick with the same symptoms. But this morning I had a sudden and scary bout of vertigo. I was up out of bed when it happened, and I barely made it back to bed without falling … Continue reading

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study shows increased rate of MBC among young women

Having another day of feeling nasty and sick. Lots of digestive rumbles and nausea plus thus low-grade fever.Cannot seem to stay awake for very long and no energy for being on the computer to read, research or watch pandas, eagles … Continue reading

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shingles’ flu symptoms

What a lazy day. Between a night of insomnia from 2:00 o’clock on for some reason to a day of feeling just plain sick. Random pains and nausea plus a persistent headache and, of course, fatigue. I wonder whether this … Continue reading

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simple exercises for balance-challenged

As you may know, I am trying to improve my strength and stamina since losing so much during my hospitalization late last year. While using my walker to stride through my place three of four times in a row might … Continue reading

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third case of shingles?

Friday morning I woke up with itchy bumps on the left side of my lower back above the waist. The area was also inflamed. That evening I ran a low-grade fever and felt like I was trying to get the … Continue reading

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weekend thoughts at oasis

keep sweet happy thoughts / as weekend comes to an end / one more day of bliss ♦ ♦     ♦     ♦     ♦     ♦   ♦ 5 6 7 8 © 2004–2013 Donna Peach. All rights … Continue reading

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adrift in seaside daydreams

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pelican dives for / treats breaking the glassy calm / Pacific Ocean ♦ island beckoning / secrets to be found by those / who seek to wonder ♦ ♦     ♦     ♦     ♦     ♦   ♦ 5 … Continue reading

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cancer oasis weekend

rhythms of my heart / play a symphony when i / think about my love ♦ ♦     ♦     ♦     ♦     ♦   ♦ 5 6 7 8 © 2004–2013 Donna Peach. All rights reserved.

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happy birthday, honey, 2013

rhythms of my heart / played a symphony when you / came into my life ♦ ♦     ♦     ♦     ♦     ♦   ♦ 5 6 7 8 © 2004–2013 Donna Peach. All rights reserved.

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two doctors’ views of use of medical marijuana

With the amount of nausea and pain many endure with metastatic cancer, many believe that marijuana can help to make one more comfortable and ease symptoms. Two physicians pose their views in this article on the use of this widely … Continue reading

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study shows increased rate of MBC among young women

A study published in the latest issue of JAMA (Journal of the American Medical Association) reports an increase in the incidence of metastatic breast cancer in the group of young women aged 25 through 39. Aggressive breast cancer in more … Continue reading