Friday, November 27, 2015

Pissed Off at the World!

Turns out my girl's chemo stopped working....tumors grew and a new one popped up. Dr said, "without treatment 6 months would be optimistic" she begins a new oral chemo. on Monday. It's called Xeloda and it has crazy possible side effects, so I got permission to work from home for 2 weeks-ish...depending on how she does. Was scared to leave her alone. The new thing to do for cancer is immunotherapy, but there is only one study going on around here right now and it's closed and per the doctor, wasn't a good study. He believes that in 6 months or so, there will be lots of these studies and he is watching them so he can get her into one as soon as they are available....but we have to do something in the mean time.

I'm doing everything I can, but I'm basically helpless....and really pissed about it. I'm staying positive and hopeful, but the littlest things piss me off, a LOT! Some days I get tearful, others I'm ok enough to keep going, and other days I just want to tell everyone off.

Cancer Sucks!!!

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Dashboards Confessionals by a Stage IV Breast Cancer Patient

So it's been more then a minute since my last update. T is responding well to the chemo....or was in the beginning. The tumors in her lungs were shrinking at such a fast rate that instead of ordering the regular protocol of 4 more chemo sessions, he did 2 more and then scans, but these scans showed the tumors didn't grow or shrink....the doctor seems to think it may be because we only did half the protocol, so 2 more. Last one is this coming Friday, then scans.

Anyone else on this chemo, Kadsayla? If so did you have these side effects also?
...tender stomach? (We call it the punch, cause it feels like someone punched you in the stomach)? empty feeling inside, like something is drilling out your insides?
...nausea that comes and goes throughout the 3 weeks between chemo sessions?

Anywho.....getting to the DASHBOARD CONFESSIONALS

When T was 1st diagnosed, she started placing her phone on the dashboard of her car and just talking about what was's unscripted and very raw, so not for the faint of heart. She has started posting them on a new blog in chronological order...Please go check them out and by all means comment and let us know you stopped by. The blog can be found at...

Peace & Love to you all.

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Back in Chemo...

It's been awhile....

Tina's cancer is back for the 4th time. Started a new chemo (Kadcyla) with tons of premeds (steroids) as she is allergic to all the chemo therapies that work on her cancer.... sigh.

It's making her quite sick and we have 9 more weeks to go before new scans. Then based on results we either stop or continue. The tumors are in her lungs this time.

We swallowed our pride and started a GoFundMe page to raise money for her medical bills. If you know me, you know I HATE to ask for help. I prefer to be the helper, and I feel like a beggar right now, but here goes.

If you can afford to donate anything please go to the link below and donate.

If you can't afford to donate would you go to the link below and click to share the link on FB or Twitter and ask your friends to support Tina.

If you can ask your church or school or local news agency to put up a poster you can click on the link, scroll down and click poster, and it will allow you to print out poster and place it on your local public bulletin boards.

Peace & Love to you all!