Friday, November 28, 2014

28 November 2014 out of Remission report

28 November 2014 out of Remission report
This is most likely the hardest thing I’ve had to write. Over 20 years ago I was diagnosed with non malignant Breast Cancer. I underwent 4 years of treatment at that time for it and got it into remission.
In 2004 sometime I came out of remission without realizing it, even though all my exams came back clear, the sneaky cancer gene was growing. In 2008 the Cancer gene had a major “coming out party” and has been fighting me every which way I turn. Just about the time the Drs all get excited (I went thru 7 or 8 different drugs as well as two trial drugs in their last stage of trial before being approved by the FDA for general public use), this is when they would quit working.
So here I am 11 years (total 20+ years) later, I’m once again out of Remission, very tired and in Hospice, and just starting to settle into a routine with them. How long I have is anyone’s guess, but I’m getting weaker by the day.

Thursday, July 31, 2014

update July 2014

Not much to report I get my port flushed every 4 weeks and that's about all we do any more. say hi to the DR and yeah I'm still here, breathing and walking.

I've been busy training and showing dogs. 

the end of May 2014, Amber, Keep-Her and I took two weeks and went to Arkansas cause we could, We went to the diamond mines, and the off to Grace Land, and Beal Street, went to a ton of museums.  we'd see a "brown sign" (some historical place) and follow it to see where it lead to and what all we could see.  we we got home I place Shadow with a lovely family as he was not working out as a service dog for me. so now I have Mr Cotton (9 months old) (named for all the cotton gins and cotton we played with while back east)

Monday, March 24, 2014

March 2014 Update where has the time gone?

Over the holidays I came down with the horrid “Crud” that was going around and it knocked me for a real loop.  The dogs and I are now up to walking about 2.5 miles a day, since that was a major setback for me. It took a lot out of me. Since I only see the DR about once every two months while we wait for me to recover from that, not much to report here on the blog.
 I’m back to training my dogs and showing them again. So as the weather warms up we’ll continue our walking and push it as my strength rebuilds again and hopefully we’ll be back to at least 5 miles a day by summer. So I’m doing well, better than the DR have expected. They tell me whatever it is I’m doing keep it up.
I just celebrated my  birthday which I share with my Daughter Roxanne McKay, and a very close birthday (next day) with my Granddaughter Brookelin McKay, over this past weekend. It was a big one for Brookelin as she is now 18 (WOWzer!! Where has the time gone).