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yoko katz November 25, 2014

Day6: Teaching Tuesday

Day 6 after my 6th and last chemotherapy.  I left for work without my brain, LOL.

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Day5: Teaching Monday
yoko katz November 24, 2014

Day5: Teaching Monday

Day 5 after my 6th chemotherapy.  I was not sure if I could commute with public transportation today as I felt so sick yesterday.  My legs have tingling sensation and are very weak.  My parents drove me to the closest station, which only takes 2 minutes ride.  A train to the NYC, and taxi to my office.  The same routine on the way back, too.  I minimized my walking distance so to make sure that I will have enough energy until tomorrow's teaching.

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Day3: after 6th chemo
yoko katz November 22, 2014

Day3: after 6th chemo

Day 3 after my 6th chemotherapy.  I felt nauseous and needed to stay in bed.  My son has been practicing for a middle school's musical, he participates as a member of chorus group.  His three shows were on this weekend.  He asked me to come because he really wanted me to see it (or him).  I had to think about it.  I was not sure how I would be.  Finally, I decided to come to see it.

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The 6th and the last chemotherapy
yoko katz November 19, 2014

The 6th and the last chemotherapy

It is officially done now!!!  I left home at 6:30 AM and came back at 2:15 PM.  I am sleepy.

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Day20: Teaching Tuesday
yoko katz November 18, 2014

Day20: Teaching Tuesday

Day 20 after 5th chemotherapy.  I started to drink a lot of liquid.  Tomorrow is my 6th chemotherapy, that is going to be my last one.  I have a mixed feeling of partially looking forward to it as knowing that this is the last one, but partially thinking that I will have to do all over this cycle again as usual, which is not a pleasant experience at all.

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Day19: Teaching Monday/Dr. Appointment
yoko katz November 17, 2014

Day19: Teaching Monday/Dr. Appointment

Day 19 after my 5th chemotherapy.  I always learn something when I visit doctor's office.

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yoko katz November 14, 2014

Day16: Panic Attack

Day 16 after my 5th chemotherapy.  I had a panic attack.

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Day13: Teaching Tuesday
yoko katz November 11, 2014

Day13: Teaching Tuesday

Day 13 after my 5th chemotherapy.  My parents drove me to NYC for my teaching.  While I was at work, my parents took my son out in the city for the school-off Veterans Day.

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Day12: Teaching Monday, Age-Unknown
yoko katz November 10, 2014

Day12: Teaching Monday, Age-Unknown

Day 12 after my 5th chemotherapy.  It was a fun day today.  I got many comments on my fashion.

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Day7: After 5th Chemo
yoko katz November 5, 2014

Day7: After 5th Chemo

A Japanese friend sent me a set of three pairs of socks when she learned my breast cancer.  The three pairs are different in material; silk, cotton and wool.  I am supposed to wear them at once in the order of: silk to be direct on food, cotton and then wool to be the last.

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Day6: After 5th Chemo
yoko katz November 4, 2014

Day6: After 5th Chemo

I had a lot of rest and it was a slow day today.  My friend took my son out for a sleepover  since last night and they had fun days until today.  My son came back with full of stories to share and that made me so happy.

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Day5: After my 5th chemo
yoko katz November 3, 2014

Day5: After my 5th chemo

People who takes care of me very closely tells me that I am doing better for this cycle.  I look better, talk clearer, eat better and am out of bed for longer hours than my previous cycles.  That is right.  But I still feel nauseous and sick that I really wish there were a day that I would feel great.  I'd love to have a break, only a day would do me great.

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Day1-4: After my 5th chemo
yoko katz November 2, 2014

Day1-4: After my 5th chemo

Just for a record: Day 1 to 4 after 5th chemo.

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5th Chemo day
yoko katz October 29, 2014

5th Chemo day

I am in my chemo suite. (I am home now!  I started writing this at 9 AM and before 12 PM, I was discharged.  I am home at 1:30.  Very smooth chemo today, thanks!)

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Day19: Teaching Monday
yoko katz October 28, 2014

Day19: Teaching Monday

I had a doctor's appointment in the morning.  Everything seems good and I am making a progress as scheduled.

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Day14: Choices I did not choose
yoko katz October 22, 2014

Day14: Choices I did not choose

The picture of our homemade ghost when my son was in pre-school.  The head is made with super-market plastic bag filled with newspaper.  自分の家で息子がまだ幼稚園の時に一緒に作ったゴーストのハロウィンの飾り物。それ以来毎年飾っている。頭は スーパーの袋に新聞紙が丸めて入っている。 I had choices to make my IV injection easier: a port or Picc Line.

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