Adrienne Boxer

First post: Jun 18, 2017 Latest post: Mar 14, 2019
Welcome to My Caring Bridge Website. I am using it to keep family and friends updated in one place.  I appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement. 

As many of you know, I have received some terrible news.  I went to the doctor because I felt a pressure on my chest,  thinking I had developed a small case of bronchitis or pneumonia or even asthma.  It turns out that I have a large  and vicious  sarcoma tumor growing in my left lung and heart.  My prognosis is not good. This news hit our family suddenly, like being hit by a car on the highway.  One day, our lives were perfect.  The next day, the ground drops from under us. 

It is too dangerous to operate, so I am undergoing hardcore chemotherapy up at OHSU.  I just finished day 2 of chemotherapy and am tolerating it ok. I am surrounded by friends and family and so much love.  Thank you to all who have reached out to me.  I love you all so much and need your support so much right now. 

My hope is to go home on Thursday, but I may be very tired and sick, and I will lose my hair...this is the least of my worries.  I will be in two more rounds of chemotherapy after this one. Every few weeks I will return to the hospital as an inpatient for three days. 

I am fluctuating between  moments of utter grief and moments of lightness and hope. All distractions are welcome. I will need a miracle to survive this one , but I believe in miracles. 

I appreciate your messages here, and will do my best to keep things up to date.  

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