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.
Posted on May 17, 2017
Posted on May 17, 2017It's been one heck of a start to breast cancer! I haven't even started chemotherapy and I'm exhausted physically and emotionally. Between having my double mastectomy and my breast that just doesn't want to heal and the emotional termoil my entire family is going through due to the fact that Dylan needs this time off work and we aren't getting paid for it.
I go in tomorrow for sugery to fix my left breast. Then I need my port put in an echocardiogram and then off to rock chemotherapy!
The kids have been amazing going on these endless car rides. The girls really have been angels to be as good as they are and Jackson hates the drives but has learned to make the best out of them. He knows the major stops along the way and what stops have the best hot dogs.
Instead of looking at the drive and my cancer as something scary and terrible we are turning every step of it into an adventure that we take on as a family.
So even if we don't keep our home and certain things have to go, at least we know we are all sticking together no matter what!!!
That's where all of you come in! Your continued support through my cancer journey will make all the difference in the world to us. My chemo is a minimum of 5 months and then about 5 1/2 weeks of daily radiation, my ovaries removed and then my breast reconstruction. So we are easily looking at a year before this is all done. And a bit more before I have recovered.
Thank you all for everything!!!!