Wednesday, November 7, 2012
Monday, September 24, 2012
|Brittany Comstock, Jann Hayes (me), Sarah McKay|
|Me walking across the finish line|
|Me, Keep-Her and Amber Dodgson|
|Brittany Comstock, Jann Hayes (me), Keep-Her and Sarah McKay|
Race for the Cure September 2012, This year, Amber Dodgson, her friend Jamie Sandness and her husband Krist and their two children Kason (3) and Kamryn (1), along with Sarah Mckay and her friend Brittany Comstock, Keep-Her and I walked together, with 30,000 of our friends.
This drug seems to still be working. I still suffer GI side effects periodically from it, but medication helps make it tolerable. The dogs and I continue to walk daily, we'll see what happens when the rains come, but for now we have slowed down a little only doing about 8-10 miles a day instead of 13-15 miles a day. My feet started to rebel, so since they are most important part of the "walking" I had best listen to them.
I want to thank you all for your support in my battle against this horrid disease. One day soon "we all hope" they will find a cure.
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
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Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Keep-Her and Tommy
Friday, June 8, 2012
A friend is a gift you give yourself.
Robert Louis Stevenson
Sunday, May 6, 2012
Tuesday, April 17, 2012
Sunday, April 1, 2012
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Quote for the week: The universe is always nudging us with gentle signals. When we ignore the signals, it nudges us with sledgehammer." ~ Andrew Matthews
Friday, March 2, 2012
this weeks quote: Each day provides its own gifts.~~Marcus Aurelius
Sunday, February 26, 2012
Short and sweet nothing much to tell. :-)
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Cycle TWO Week Three Thursday 16 February 2012
It is obvious that the drug is not touching the tumor, at least not enough to be palpated.
So we have a new drug to try Lab work continues to be good.
Cycle ONE Week ONE Thursday 16 February 2012
Saw Dr R today and the news really wasn’t very good. He asked as usual how or IF I thought the drug was working. I said well IF it’s working it’s very slow and maybe slight changes in the tumor. He agreed with me that the tumor was NOT shrinking as we had hoped. So we have decided to change to drug #6 this one is suppose to “works by decreasing the amount of estrogen the body makes. This can slow or stop the growth of many types of breast cancer cells that need estrogen to grow.” It also could be a slower acting one. The good news is that it’s another “pill” form so I don’t have to go in for treatment. I still have to go in monthly and have my “port” flushed.
So there you have it
Quote of the Week: Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment. -- Buddha
Thursday, February 9, 2012
This is my week off (for good behaviour?) you’ve got to be kidding right? why start now being good eh?
I've been having a lot of vertigo problems with this new drug or could be the Heparin, which is keeping Keep-Her on her guard so she is right there right now "arguing" with me as to whether or not I'm going to "sit" or “fall” down (cause I wouldn't listen to her) then she snickers at me (I swear she does) then she helps me up, once she is sure that the vertigo has passed. I think this is Keep-Her's saying (thank you FB friends for posting on their site and allowing me to share with others)
Amber says it’s funny to watch the two of us argue. Yes it seems that either way Keep-Her wins the argument and get’s to smile at a job well done.
Thursday, February 2, 2012
I had my Chemo treatment today. Other than feeling a little bloated this evening I don’t feel to bad. (shhh not even the usual headache)Keep-Her and I continue to walk daily between 15,000 and 20,000 steps a day, (approximately 6-12miles) some days are more than 20,000, Chemo day usually lucky to get in 10,000 steps, as it takes a big chunk of time out of my day. They don’t like us to “pace” when we are hooked up to their machines
Quote of the Week:
Thursday, January 26, 2012
This past weekend Amber, Keep-Her and I went to the big dog show event in Portland called Rose City Classics. Amber was learning to show a dog. She took Keep-Her into the Obedience and Rally ring to see how they would do. Well on Sunday they did very well. In Obedience (novice level) they got a first place ribbon and a prize. In Rally (Advance level) they got a nice passing score. It was nice to get out and see some of my “dog friends” that one only meets at the various shows.Amber, my husband Mack, and Roxanne, were with me today when I saw Dr R today. Everything is going OK he seemed to think that the under arm tumor maybe might be shrinking a little. I don’t feel has but then it could be so subtle that my feeling it daily I don’t notice it. Started Cycle two of this drug, so far I seem to be tolerating it well. I suffer for about 4-6 hours with a horrendous headache afterwards and then it goes away. I think it’s from the Heparin, as it happened the first time I had the port flushes and didn’t have any chemotherapy treatment that day.
QUOTE OF THE WEEK:
The difference between try and triumph is just a little umph!