Lori Rochow

First post: Aug 17, 2023
Hello to my family and friends!!!  Well this is not something that I thought in my wildest dreams that I would be doing ever again.  But since we're together... my story continues believing I was CANCEF FREE, OUT OF THE WOODS, REMISSION. It was for exactly 7 years  Since March I have been battling with what I thought was a common stiff neck. Visited several Dr's that did an x-ray, and dismissed it as very bad arthritis.  Figured ok I'm  almost 60 so I can understand that. Until 8 months of continued pain I went to my Chiropractor, which is where I should have gone to begin with. He wanted an MRI done before any type of treatments would be done. OK, i was hoping that it would not be another herniated disc like I had before. After the MRI we met with him in his office. He seemed very concerned, and told us that the cancer has metastasized to my bones in my neck, and back. All the Dr. Said was he was so sorry, and they would be praying for me.... I thought good Lord I'm not dying.  We were in utter shock.  Obviously the next step was to my oncologist the very next day. He started me on Aromasin daily, and an infusion to help strengthen my bones.  So on to the PET/CT scans. We were sweating bullets because we thought we wouldnt have the $100.00 for my copay. But as always God made it possible. Blood work and results were complete, and got the call that the cancer has metastasized to my bones. It already fractured one vertebrae, and on area of my pelvic bone.  I had no clue how either of these happened.  After 3 weeks off from work resting and trying to wrap my mind around all of this I was totally exhausted. My emotions ranged from anger, to denial, to let's just get started and get this over with.  At this point, I have an appointment for my Biopsy to narrow down what type of Chemotherapy treatments they will do.  I want to thank my sweet husband who has been with me 100% of the time. My family, very dear friends, and wonderful coworkers for the prayers and support already.  Please stay tuned to the story of ROUND TWO of this fight. One that will not keep me down. I beat it  once and I will do it again!!!

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