The quick update: My scans from August looked “fine” (the cancer is not growing, no progression) and my tumors marker bloodwork from this month showed improvement. Lower numbers are better and mine dropped so that is also encouraging! So, we celebrate! I’ve been fortunate to have the opportunity to travel (work and pleasure) and generallyContinue reading “Update – September 12, 2022”
Summer is slipping away, I noticed the air felt different yesterday afternoon during a walk. I’m sitting outside as I write this listening to the soft sound of rain. The monsoon kicked in and we’ve had a lot of wet afternoons and evenings. Update short version: I had medical appointments last week. My CT scanContinue reading “Science – August 15, 2022”
Uncertainty is tough. We all deal with it everyday and it’s stressful. Hopefully we all have coping mechanisms to deal with it. Uncertainty with health is a different level for me and probably for anyone with a chronic or life threatening situation. Last month my oncologist and I agreed to change my treatment plan becauseContinue reading “Uncertainty – July 15, 2022”
3 years ago was the summer of 2019. Before COVID-19. Life was normal. What were you doing that summer? What were your hopes and dreams? Did you plan to reach out to that old friend? Or get in better shape? Clean out that closet? Eat healthier? Maybe you wanted to travel somewhere on your bucketContinue reading “3 years”
Well, yesterday I was at the cancer center to start my new treatment. This is the second “line of treatment” for me. As I’ve mentioned before, there is no cure for MBC; there are a number of treatment options, or lines. The goal is to stay on each line of treatment as long as possible.Continue reading “Update: New treatment & trial – June 16, 2022”
It was a good run. I’ve been on the same (first) line of treatment for nearly 3 years (July 2019). Alas, the oncologist thinks that the medication is failing me and that we should move to the next line of treatment. It’s important to note that the medication is failing ME and not the otherContinue reading “Keep on Swimming – update, June 7, 2022”
I don’t have much of a cancer update, sharing just to touch base. Cancer-wise things have been pretty status quo since March with blood work and I’ve not had any weird new side effects or aches/pains. My tumor marker (CA 27-29) is still much higher than we’d like. The only way to know what isContinue reading “Cancer and COVID – June 2, 2022”
March 27, 2022 On March 27, 2009 I was 39 years old. Our girls were 2 and 5. We lived in Illinois and had accepted jobs in Colorado. We were selling our brand new home and house hunting in Colorado while working full time and part-time remotely in our new jobs. Glen was planning forContinue reading “March 27 – doing life right”
Where to start – I had scans on Monday, March 7. The fantastic news is that both my bone scan and CT scan were stable! What does that mean? Based on the imaging it looks like the cancer is quiet in my skeleton and it does not appear to have spread elsewhere. Yay! The oncologistContinue reading “March 16, 2022 -Sneaky Lobular Breast Cancer”
Living with cancer shines a light on many things that the average person is not aware of. In America, our health insurance is largely tied to our jobs. If you get a cancer diagnosis you may not be able to work and therefore lose your insurance. The irony is that when you need insurance most,Continue reading “February 21, 2022 – Help me take action”
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