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Dec 24, 2019
On August 7, 2019 Lisa was diagnosed with Stage 4 Lung Cancer. It had metastasized to the spine, neck, ribs and pelvic bones. The condition is treatable but not curable. Radiation and chemotherapy treatments began in September. The radiation was targeted at her neck and pelvis. The radiation was not tolerated well as it made her ill. The eighth radiation treatment resulted in an episode of extreme side affects, subsequently the radiation was ended. Chemotherapy treatments with immunotherapy treatments began in conjunction with the radiation. The chemotherapy and immunotherapy, although they make her tired and ill, continue and as of the end of November, five treatments have taken place. On a positive note, two of the tumors have shrunk.
The cancer causes her blood to thicken and form clots. Due to a medication change, Lisa suffered two strokes, one on October 26 and one on October 29. The medication has been corrected and no additional blood clots have formed. The strokes had minimal side affects that are barely noticeable. While in the hospital it was discovered she had low platelets and had a transfusion to bring them back to normal. She had another transfusion on November 20th due to low hemoglobin.
Lisa appreciates and is grateful for all of the prayers and well wishes from everyone. However: due to her limited strength and shortness of breath it is difficult to respond both verbal and by text. She also has numerous doctor and therapy appointments which consume a great amount of energy.. She will periodically read the comments and well wishes on this CaringBridge site. She thanks each of you and is blessed by all of the people who care and love her.