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Kathy S. Patient Expert

Tokyo, Japan
I'm a surviving and thriving stage four breast cancer warrior. I've had some sudden and dramatic weight gain after my diagnosis three and a half years ago and subsequent and ongoing treatment and am working hard to stay healthy by eating well and cycling and walking as often as possible. It... Full Bio
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Fortunate with Neighbors by Kathy S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer I've been lazing around home without much energy lately and shocking door to door salesmen with my shiny head (I should leave a hat in the entryway.) One of the track team m ... Read on »
Thankful by Kathy S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer I and some other "international types" spoke the fourth grade about elementary schools in other countries on January 29th and I was glad to answer questions from L's classma ... Read on »
Traditions by Kathy S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer With school and other busy things happening on the 24th and 25th, it didn't feel much like Christmas. Santa knew that I had an early hospital appointment on Christmas Day so ... Read on »
Gamma Completed by Kathy S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer The iffy area in the cavity in my brain from last April's surgical resection turned out to be tumor action so I spent 92 more minutes on the Leksell Gamma Knife table at the T ... Read on »
Detours by Kathy S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer I managed to keep my schedule for my October MRI and ten days of radiation to nip the pain producing cancer in my pelvis, making good use on my time between finishing my last ... Read on »
A Little Radiation Before Tykerb by Kathy S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer The "lifetime limit" for one of the chemo drugs in my regimen is six to eight treatments so I'd been expecting to hear about the next step sometime this month as I'd already h ... Read on »
A few belated photos by Kathy S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer The kids agreed that Niagara Falls was a major highlight of our trip. Of course anything involving jumping came in at a close second. Fortunately they didn't want to t ... Read on »
Learning to Touch Type by Kathy S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer People of my age are likely to have had typing classes in high school but I found that even when had a job with a typewriter (remember those?) I tended to look at the keyboard ... Read on »
Back to School by Kathy S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer All the schools are concerned about H1N1 flu and we've been asked to take each child's temperature every morning for a couple of weeks and go see a doctor for every sniffle, s ... Read on »
Too Busy To Post by Kathy S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Well, my kids are just having an awesome time traveling all over New York State and seeing rainbows here and there. I managed to connect with a few classmates at the local ... Read on »
A Cycle of Sorts by Kathy S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Monday I'd been looking forward to a visit by a former student Ikue, a very pleasant young woman whom the children adore. I cleaned up the place a little bit (never seems to ... Read on »
Summer Vacation - Almost by Kathy S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer J's last day of school was Wednesday but her after school club, the wind orchestra, is so active that they'll be practicing every day all summer so she gets up and heads off t ... Read on »
Shopping with my fingertips by Kathy S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Until April, my bicycle was the equivalent of the Ford Country Squire my mom used to drive in the 1970s. I ferried kids around on it until they were old enough to ride their o ... Read on »
June has come and almost gone by Kathy S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer I have been moping around all month, lamenting the heat and humidity and not really doing much at all. I have managed to get plans rolling to visit my parents from late July ... Read on »
Belated Mothers' Day Photos by Kathy S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Here are some pictures of our Mothers' Day Hike Read on »
I haven't been doing much on t ... by Kathy S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer I haven't been doing much on the computer these days just because the kids were home a lot for some holidays and I've been relaxing a lot. A friend gave me an iPod Touch so ... Read on »
Quick Update by Kathy S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer There's so much I want to write but with the family home for some holidays, I expect we'll be a little busy doing fun stuff in this fabulous spring weather. I am home and ... Read on »
Disoriented in the Orient by Kathy S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Last Friday started lurching around like a drunk so I rushed home to call my oncologist and he urge me to get to the cancer center right away. An adventurous journey to my sta ... Read on »
Disoriented in the Orient by Kathy S. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Breast Cancer Last Friday started lurching around like a drunk so rush home to call my oncologist and he urge me to get to the cancer center right away. An adventurous journey to my station ... Read on »