Debra Fournier

First post: Mar 5, 2020 Latest post: Aug 7, 2021
The overview:
This is the starting post...begin here...
I’m attempting to go back into this website today to update & clarify some posts & hopefully make it a bit more organized & understandable & possibly even a bit kinder.
I was originally diagnosed with cervical cancer-stage 1B2- back in June 2011. I had a radical hysterectomy in July 2011 followed by brachytherapy later that Fall.
In March of 2013, little new spots were noted to have appeared in my lungs per a routine CT scan. They were so slow to grow (very unusual) so that confirmation from a lung needle biopsy couldn’t take place until August of 2015. It confirmed that the cancer had indeed spread to my lungs. Chemotherapy commenced.
Today, Twelve tumors remain in my lungs in spite of the numerous Clinical Trials & treatments I have undergone over the last 8+ years. Sadly, an MRI a couple of weeks ago confirmed it had also spread to my brain (right frontal lobe). It is not a new form of brain cancer. My lungs are not a new form of lung cancer. All of my cancer is metastatic Cervical Cancer. This is important to note.

My recent neurosurgery went well. I’m back home recuperating-healing-resting. I’m happy. I have no pain. My biggest complaint is fatigue which is understandable. I had 5 days of brain radiation before undergoing neurosurgery which adds to feeling tired. Oh, yes...I’m feeling lucky!!! I’m feeling positive. I will get through this!!!

My amazing medical team is already discussing next steps but nothing will commence until I am healed from the latest surgery. This will likely take quite awhile. It will inevitably include tackling the cancer in my lungs sometime down the road but I cannot focus on that part now. You will be kept abreast with this website.

I’m attempting to limit being on devices. I sleep & rest a lot. I need peace & calm & will seldom return any of your personal calls/texts/emails so please limit them. This website will be everyone’s messaging connection center. No visitors!!

I thank you all for your caring prayers. They made a difference & continue to help. I feel your love. Apologies for sometimes being a bit snippy. I’m blaming it on the steroids:-)

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