Category: chemotherapy

The Numbers are Not in My Favor

The Numbers are Not in My Favor

At my last update there was concern over my rising tumor marker: CA 27.29. I had my labs done on Thursday and the decision was made to schedule a PET/CT for August 2nd. The rising numbers coupled with my continued weight loss (I'm averaging about 10lbs a month) and my over all feeling like crud … Continue reading The Numbers are Not in My Favor

Nope, Not Worried At All

Nope, Not Worried At All

Last I updated, I was headed for a biopsy of my lymph nodes under my left arm and a biopsy of my ribs on the right side where I have had a large hard visible growth that is quite painful. Both procedures were done on the same day and I was home by 2pm on … Continue reading Nope, Not Worried At All

Happy Birthday! Your Treatment Failed.

Happy Birthday! Your Treatment Failed.

It's the nature of the beast. The way Metastatic disease works. We begin the best treatment option and hope it works for a long time. If you're lucky, it does. Sometimes, like this time, your luck runs out sooner than you hoped it would. I began Faslodex in January of this year and Ibrance in … Continue reading Happy Birthday! Your Treatment Failed.

Sharing My Story With Compassion & Choices for the NYS Aid-In-Dying Campaign

Sharing My Story With Compassion & Choices for the NYS Aid-In-Dying Campaign

The following is a speech I gave in Buffalo in support of Medical Aid in Dying Laws for New York State I'm a wife, a mother, a daughter, a sister and an aunt. I'm also a supporter and advocate of Aid-in-Dying laws in NYS and I'd like to tell you why. In August of 2013, … Continue reading Sharing My Story With Compassion & Choices for the NYS Aid-In-Dying Campaign

15 Days In And I Already Want A Do-Over

15 Days In And I Already Want A Do-Over

I'm not going to lie. The end of the year was rough. There was what felt like, an unprecedented number of deaths in my circles. So, when January came a knockin', well I was all too happy to close the books on 2015. But it didn't stop. The deaths and bad news just keeps coming … Continue reading 15 Days In And I Already Want A Do-Over