Posted on January 22, 2016
In the last update, Alison was starting new hormone therapy and chemo for the cancer that had returned to her bones. Those treatments held the cancer back for a while, but never worked quite as well as the treatments in 2014.
Now, in cancer’s despicable style, it has spread once again. Alison was told last week that her cancer has returned throughout her bones, and has now also invaded her liver and lungs. This is bad news, but not insurmountable, since this cancer is still treatable. Alison and her family, though understandably weary, stand ready to face these new metastases head on. She started a new round of chemotherapy on Tuesday of this week. So far, she is feeling okay, despite fatigue and continued pain from her bone involvement. The plan right now is three weeks of chemo and one week off for as long as it works, with no set end date at this point. She will also receive radiation treatments sometime in the coming weeks.
What does this mean for us, her loving Herd? Well, for Alison and her family, it means regular trips to Rochester for treatments and checkups. It means stress and worry for Ben, their two young kiddos, and the rest of the Alison’s family. It means time off of work for Ben, medical bills, gas money, childcare assistance, and the list goes on and on. THIS is where we, her Herd, come in. It’s time to rally once again around Alison and her family to reinforce their own strength during this tough time. We are once again asking for donations on their behalf. Help us ease the financial burden this disease has caused so that they can focus on Alison’s recovery. Every single dollar is a blessing, so please give what you can—no amount is too small! And whether or not you are able to give anything right now, prayers and positive thoughts are ALWAYS appreciated! Thank you for checking in and for your continued support! We love Alison’s Herd!