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Fri Jan 20, 2017, 05:15 PM

Doing better

I suddenly realized that my hip joint, which has been troubling me for months, has stopped hurting. It's sore (like residual from a bruise), but way better. I also am not getting the random cramps much. These must have been aftereffects of my chemo...which I know I'm not done with because most of a toenail fell off this week. BUT my tastebuds are at around 95%. And just five Herceptins to go.

My mother, who I haven't seen since my cancer adventure started, is coming to visit next week. It's actually the first time she's coming to see my since I moved to Florida from New York eight years ago (of course I usually go back at least once a year). She was full-time caring for my very sick father...then she fell and messed herself up but good. Well, Dad passed about six months ago, and she is just now in good enough shape to come down and see what a nice house we have here. I found a recipe for a Blackout Cake, a specialty of Ebingers, THE Brooklyn bakery of old, and I am going to surprise her with it!

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Fri Jan 20, 2017, 05:28 PM

1. Glad youre doing better, PennyK.

Stay strong

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Fri Jan 20, 2017, 06:44 PM

2. Some good news on a bleak day.

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Response to PennyK (Original post)

Sun Jan 22, 2017, 05:06 PM

3. It's pretty weird...

...that a side effect can start AFTER the treatment is finished. Makes it hard to figure out what caused it. I finished full chemo in July, and the hip joint pain started months later. So glad it seems to be going away.

I'm making a Blackout Cake, a reconstructed recipe from a famous cake from Ebinger's, the Brooklyn chain bakery of the early 20th century, for my Mom's visit. Can't wait to see her face when she sees it! She's lost weight and definitely needs fattening-up!

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