I am so past-due for a new blog entry...
My birthday has come and gone. I actually got to celebrate it with a large group of my cousins, as well as my brother, sister-in-law, and nephews. I have to say, I haven't had a birthday celebration with so many family members since I was a ki... Read more
New Year, More Challenges
I feel guilty...
I have been lurking Spark, for the most part, for about a month now. I am sure that the team I co-lead has been feeling neglected. Then again, they have all been through cancer and probably understand...
I started a ... Read more
Trying again... more chemo for me
Well, the results of the PET/CT scan were not as promising as I had hoped and I am having more chemo. My oncologist has also applied for compassionate use of a new drug that is still in clinical trials. I am not eligible for the clinical trial... Read more
So, tomorrow is the day!
Tomorrow is the day. I have an appointment with my oncologist to see how my bone scan and PET/CT scans went last week. The good news is that I haven't heard from her. When she found something wrong in my scans in July (when I was supposed to ... Read more
Am I brave for wanting to live?
I had a conversation yesterday with a friend of mine -- someone I have known since Kindergarten. She called to tell me that she bought loads of raffle tickets in support of a breast cancer fundraiser and wanted to let me know that, although she... Read more
Changing Chemo - again...
I got a message from my doctor this morning that she is changing my chemo regemin. She is adding a medication (Carboplatin), which means that she has to give another medication (Ixempra, I think) in smaller doses. Sooooo, instead of going for ... Read more
New Month's Resolution!
Well, I am putting it into words, so I am going to stick to it! I am making some resolutions for October to keep myself motivated and active on SparkPeople!
1. I will huddle with at least 5 teams/day!
2. I will blog once a week!
3. ... Read more
Having a rough time...
This latest chemo (Ixempra and Avastin) has me pretty well knocked out. My body aches, things aren't doing like they are supposed to do, and I can't sleep well. I know that it will pass, but, right now, it feels so hopeless. I haven't been do... Read more
Angry girl musings...
One down, 5 more to go...
Well, maybe 5 more. When all of this first started, my onco said that I was in for 4 more rounds of chemo (Ixempra and Avastin this time). During my appointment today, she said that it could be 6. She is hopeful... Read more
More chemo for me...
I got the news last week that my PET scan was of concern. Apparently two spots that were not showing up before "lit up like Christmas trees" on my most recent scan, so the surgery was postponed and I start more chemo tomorrow. Apparently, alt... Read more
Big day tomorrow...
I am meeting with the surgeon tomorrow and I have mixed feelings about it. On one hand, it is the next step toward getting well -- and I WILL BE WELL. On the other hand, it is one step closer to surgery. I've never had major surgery and don't... Read more
Every time I turn around...
Since I have been diagnosed with breast cancer, it seems like every time I turn around, someone I know (or know of) is being diagnosed with some form of cancer! First, it was a colleague (about a month after me -- also breast cancer). Then, it... Read more
The big day looms closer...
My last chemo will be on June 2nd. I have an appointment with my surgeon on the 16th and a barrage of tests during the week of the 23rd. My oncologist wants me to have surgery on the 30th. For as long as I have been going through the chemo an... Read more
Avon Breast Cancer walk... someone is walking for me!
I received a card today from a complete stranger who is doing 2 Avon breast cancer walks. She explained that JUNETWO had contributed to her team in my honor and that she was going to be walking in my honor. She is going to write my name on her... Read more
It has been far too long...
I'm still not getting the hang of this blog thing and I am not sure why. I try to read other people's blogs, I post pretty regularly, etc...
So, pretty much, my favorite band is going on tour and I want to jump up and go join my Duranie... Read more