Posted on April 8, 2018
Posted on April 8, 2018Thank you all for sticking by my side through all of this. When it all first started in March 2017 I thought whe my treatments ended so would all the difficulties. I was wrong! Oh how wrong I was.
Dylan started out with a short term leave from his job, just 3 months. In those 3 months I had a double mastectomy, a second surgery for skin that died on my cancer side and needed to have that cut off and the incision reclosed.
then I got my port put in so I could start chemo.
I spent a week in the hospital both in February (that’s how I found my cancer)
and a week in March for an infection.
Dylan had to extend his leave from work because the kids couldn’t be in daycare or have a nanny because I have the rarest most invasive aggressive breast cancer and absolutely couldn’t get sick. After my first chemotherapy treatment I ended up in the hospital for almost a week. Yet another reason we needed Dylan home.
I had 16 rounds of chemo and spent at least 6 weeks in the hospital. One time I was septic and had I not gotten in when I did I could have died.
Dyaln just went back to work in February of this year.
last year we lived on alll your donations , the vacation pay Dylan could get the short term disability.
We are now starting completely over with no savings, no credit.
I can’t work because my arms and hands are numb and in pain most of the time and I have a very hard time talking “I can’t get words out, I lose my train of thought and get frustrated and look at objects and can’t think of the name of it.
In the next 5 years I have the gift chance of this cancer spreading or coming back.
I’m not cured and scared everyday will be the day I find out my cancer is back.
We also have Addison and Hailey. They are our 3 year old twins who are autistic. We need the funds to get them the treatment they need.
Posted on October 2, 2017
Posted on October 2, 2017First I want to thank you all so much for all your generous donations and continued love and support.
I’m 19 weeks into my chemo and after this week I will have 4 weeks to go!! I’m exhausted both physically and emotionally at this point. The taxol causes bone pain and I definitely have that. Along with chemo brain and the added anxiety cancer and chemo cause. I’ve been sleeping a lot and having a hard time eating. I still have 5 weeks of daily radiation next and then a hysterectomy and the final breast reconstruction. It’s all overwhelming at times.
Our twins Addison and Hailey turned 3 September 22. They both are on the Autism Spectrum. Hailey being more severe. Our focus second to my cancer treatment is getting them all the help they need.
Dylan is still home as full time Dad and my full time caretaker. He’s a saint. He hasn’t had nearly enough breaks this year but is still going and loving us and doing the very best he can.
I don’t know what we would do without him.
Thanks to all of you for continuing to donate you have made sure Dylan has been able to stay home and care for us. Thank you all from the bottom of my heart!!!! I’ve been in the hospital so many times this year it adds up easily to about 3 months. Without your help I don’t know what we would have done because we absolutely need Dylan home.
Thank you for your continued support to help keep Dylan home for the next few months.
Posted on July 15, 2017
Posted on July 15, 2017On a happy note I finished my 4 rounds of Adriamycin and Cytoxin. The harder part of my chemotherapy treatment. Now I have 12 rounds of Taxol. My nausea should ease a bit with this but that's never a guarantee.
I just spent a week in the hospital because I couldn't get my nausea under control and I was in terrible pain along with other chemotherapy side effects. I wasn't able to leave the hospital until I could get off the IV fluid and meds. The Drs started to discuss the possibility of sending me home in a moriphine pump along with anti nausea meds in a pump. I seem to be doing ok on the pills at the moment.
my chemo on Thursday was scary because I had a blood clot in my port and had to finish the treatment in an IV in my arm while they put medication in my port to dissolve the clot. Thank god the medication worked.
We got 2 paychecks from Dylan's job and then told they forgot to pay for our health insurance since February so that is getting paid instead of us. Thank god we will have health insurance but there goes our paychecks we were counting on.
Thank you all for continuing to stick by us through this extremely difficult time.