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What a great article and photo of you today in the Post. I can just imagine people sitting around the breakfast table reading their morning paper and trying to figure out what the heck is this Twitter thing?

I have a feeling their curiosity is going to get the better of them and they will be clicking on the Frozen Pea Fund and showing a little love this week.

Hugs to you..terrific job!

Les Morgan

Just did a blog piece on the pea brigade. Thanks for sharing your story.


Hello! A friend of mine found this blog through the Washington Post article online... I had elective breast surgery about 7 years ago and was inspired at that time to develop a product to fully encompass the entire breast area for cold therapy with ONE application. I found relief from frozen peas, but because of the nature of my surgery, I needed relief for my ENTIRE breast. I also felt this would be good during breast engorgement (experienced twice with two children) or for breast cancer patients. I've patented a gel pack design for this purpose and manufacturing will be complete soon. I am told that they should be ready for sale by March or April. I've already had an opportunity to provide these to a number of women for use after surgery with great results. I would love to find out ways to promote my product for breast cancer surgery and donate percentages of sales to a reputable organization. I think I may find some good information on this blog and I will check in from time to time... Please keep in mind when you view my website, that it is a test site and is not operational yet. I will need to make a number of small changes to the site, including text changes. Let me know your opinion on whether or not you feel my product is appropriate for women undergoing radiation treatment or mastectomy. I know reconstruction patients would benefit, but I would like recieve education on other breast cancer procedures and surgeries...


Zach Carpenter

Great article, I never really thought of it that way. carpenterz@tamu.edu

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About My Cancer

  • Invasive Lobular Carcinoma
    My form of breast cancer is less common than others. In fact only about 6 to 8% of cases of breast cancer are the invasive form that is based in the lobules, not in the milk ducts.

    Invasive, sometimes called Infiltrating, is a scary word. In most cases this form of breast cancer has been present for 8–10 years when detected by a mammogram or physical exam.

    In my case there was clearly an area that felt thickened or dense on December 6, 2007. A mammogram the next afternoon was not able to detect it but it clearly appeared on ultrasound and was confirmed by multiple biopsies the same day.

    During those 8 to 10 years the cancer took to become apparent to me, there has been plenty of opportunity for those invasive cells to get out of the breast and spread to the rest of the body.

    It is after all, by definition, an invasive form of cancer.

    Each year about 190 thousand women are diagnosed with invasive breast cancer in the US and about 40 thousand women will die of the disease. The larger the mass is when discovered the more risk. Mine had tentacled almost 5cm into the surrounding tissue and two other areas in the breast were discovered as well.

    My chances of living another 10 years without cancer in another area are about 40%. The likelihood of one of my other underlying health conditions doing the job before that is 20%. it took a few months to get used to that idea.

    Now though my attitude is that at least I know what I'm facing. It's just not what I expected. Life changes in an instant.

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