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Jonesy Patient Expert

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BRCA1 and POSITIVE! Documenting my feelings and decisions made following a positive diagnosis for the breast and ovarian cancer gene; BRCA1.  From living with a family history of breast cancer that touched 8 women to recovering from major surgery.  My blog is honest about my journey... Full Bio
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58. I might be evolving..into a Woolly Mammoth!! by Jonesy Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer A Mammoth? Yeah..maybe but how? Tis a surgical hormonal miracle I tell you! Went back to the health centre today to get my scar goo, stitch poking out problem looked a ... Read on »
57. Pangs and hurty thangs by Jonesy Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer After overdoing it last week and thinking I was doing just great and surely after 4 weeks my body had started healing pretty good by now, I started to suffer for my exertion. ... Read on »
56. Time to disturb the mothballs by Jonesy Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer I am doing my bit for chaity again but I can assure you that doing Race for Life this year is more challenging for me than it is for you to get your debit or credit card out a ... Read on »
55. Progress and challenges by Jonesy Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer So here I am, 3 weeks and 5 days on from surgery. I didn't to document every up or down day as they happened, or spend all my time fixed to my screen either. That's a good t ... Read on »
54. And the results are...(drum roll please)... by Jonesy Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer My breast tissue dissection and examination after full surgical removal was... Clear - Normal - No pre-cancerous or cancerous cells detected. It is official - ... Read on »
53. Where has the funny gone? by Jonesy Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer I'm all out. I thought I'd experience the misery path for a little while - didn't like it at all so I have battled through the brambles and thorny gorse bushes back to the po ... Read on »
52. Recovery time by Jonesy Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer I have been home for 11 days now and it's been 17 days since my surgery and all is going very well. When I came home I was a bit of a mental mess. I had become used to n ... Read on »
51. My week in hospital - Day 2 to Day 7 and home we go! by Jonesy Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer This is the biggy - the full hospital encounter. Day 0 and Day 1 were spent getting pumped with fluid and mostly on the operating table and so I recalled the day leading u ... Read on »
50. My week in hospital - Day -1 and Day 1 by Jonesy Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Arriving at hospital - Sunday 15th March 2009 Arriving at Derriford Hospital was freaky - this was it, my time..my operation. Chris was cool and calm as usual. We made o ... Read on »
49. The dressings are OFF! by Jonesy Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer I have realised I use far too many exclamation marks!!! I am gonna try and give it up a little (if I can). Not quite up to recalling my week in hospital but I will soon. ... Read on »
48. Back Home...at last by Jonesy Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Hooray!! I made it home..in one piece(?)..or several rearranged pieces anyway. The sun is shining and my garden has blossomed with a beautiful week of sunshine. I can no ... Read on »
47. One day to go..one day by Jonesy Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer I look normal again. On monday i was so pumped with fluid for the op i had no creases in my eyelids. Look what i week can do! And 2 nights of decent rest. Full update w ... Read on »
Leigh-ann's surgery by Jonesy Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Hi all, As most of you know, Leigh-ann had a double mastectomy with reconstruction yesterday, and to cut a long-story-short she is doing fine. I went into the hospit ... Read on »
46. With danger boobs - pre-op blog entry by Jonesy Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer So, here I am. Less than 24 hours until I am sat in my own hospital room on the final countdown. I have been fine all day..all week actually but today I had a 'moment' when ... Read on »
45. Pre-Op Check - all systems go by Jonesy Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer I spent hours in the hospital yesterday having my blood taken, swabs up my nose, my groin and mouth for MRSA testing, blood pressure, weight, height, filling in forms, answeri ... Read on »
44. Make way..here comes the Operation Queen! by Jonesy Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer The title is for my hubby - he (and my sepson) call me the Queen of all things..the Bead Queen (hence my jewellery website name www.beadqueen.co.uk), Gardening Queen, Photogra ... Read on »
43. All aboard! This train is going FAST FORWARD>>> by Jonesy Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer My phone rang earlier..Private, just missed it. I picked up the message left, it was my surgeon, Dr Drabble. He just said he would call back again or if I could, to call him ... Read on »
42. Where am I? 27 days to Operation Boob Removal! by Jonesy Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer I decided to stop pacing around the house trying to fill my day..I decided to make coffee, sit down and get this out of my system. My last blog was sadder than I intended ... Read on »