Tag: metastatic

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

Until We Meet Again

Until We Meet Again

Social Media tends to bond people with similarities. Similar interests, hobbies, music and even illnesses. Cancer is one of one of those illnesses that bonds people rather quickly. Especially terminal Cancer. We are a group of people that bond over treatments, side effects, helpful hints, advice, support groups and stories of when diagnosis happened. Deb … Continue reading Until We Meet Again

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

The Mind F*ck

The Mind F*ck

Ask anyone. Living with Cancer is a total mind fuck and if you're living with Metastatic (terminal) Cancer like I am it's a never ending mind fuck roller coaster. Monthly blood work to see if the cancer is waking up and planning a move. Regular scans to see if your insides are glowing. You stay … Continue reading The Mind F*ck

A Very Special Day

A Very Special Day

Today was a very special day. As parents we 'check of' the various milestones our children reach and make mental notes of those that have yet to come. When you have a terminal illness you find yourself playing a kind of 'beat the clock' between yourself and these milestones. Hoping that you'll still be around … Continue reading A Very Special Day

The Best Surprise

The Best Surprise

It's not often I log onto Facebook and get a wonderful surprise. Many times its filled with not so good news about friends reporting on test results or finding out another has died too soon. But today isn't one of those days. Today I found out I was put into the company of some pretty … Continue reading The Best Surprise

My Rebuttal to the New York Post

My Rebuttal to the New York Post

On February 15, 2016 the New York Post ran an Editorial about the Aid in Dying Bill introduced by Democratic Amy Paulin in the Assembly and Republican John Bonacic in the state Senate. You can read the Editorial here:   I categorically disagree with this article. So much so I submitted my own rebuttal piece … Continue reading My Rebuttal to the New York Post

The Murky Waters Have Become Clear

The Murky Waters Have Become Clear

It's been a very rocky month. Since my second breast surgery and learning of progresion in my ribs, I've started a new treatment of Ibrance/Faslodex and had another PET Scan. Going into the PET Scan, we were expecting to find further progression in my lung and liver. I was very relieved to learn that was … Continue reading The Murky Waters Have Become Clear