Aug 14, 2018 Latest post:
21 hours ago
Welcome to our CaringBridge website. We are using it to keep family and friends updated all in one place. We appreciate your support and words of encouragement.
In late July 2018, Anne was diagnosed with Stage 1, triple positive (+++) breast cancer. There is no indication that the cancer has spread to any of her lymph nodes or elsewhere. Given all of this information, (a) the early stage, (b) the type of breast cancer, and (c) the fact that it hasn't spread beyond the breasts ... the prognosis is VERY good. All of the doctors we have spoken to have indicated that once treated, there is very minimal chance of cancer recurrence. Unfortunately, Anne will still have to go through chemotherapy and (subsequently) breast reconstruction surgery. Over the past few weeks we have been getting tests (CT, MRI, biopsy, etc.), meeting with doctors, and planning the best course of action. Starting the week of 8/13/18, Anne will begin her 1st of six (6) chemotherapy treatments. Chemo treatments occur every three (3) weeks over the course of 18 weeks. Then, after all 18 weeks of chemotherapy are completed, Anne plans to have a double (or bilateral) mastectomy and breast reconstruction surgery in January 2019.
I am so impressed with Anne's strength and positive attitude ... Anne is taking all of this very well, and seems to be in a very good place. There might be a few days where Anne is unreachable, however, she plans to continue working full-time throughout her scheduled chemo treatments. Furthermore, we have communicated the news with our two children (Charlie 11.5yrs. and Jane 9.5yrs.), and while they are concerned; especially regarding Anne's hair loss, we have made it very clear to them that Anne's cancer diagnosis should be behind us after the upcoming December holidays.
The goal of this website it to provide all of our friends and family with accurate and consistent information. We are so fortunate to have an abundance of love from family and friends!
Thank you for your prayers and support. Sincerely, Rob