Welcome to our CaringBridge website. We are using it to keep family and friends updated in one place. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement. Thank you for visiting.
Michelle will be beginning her treatment for Breast Cancer this month. She is triple positive stage 1. It's been caught very early and is treatable!
The treatment plan changed drastically this past Monday when the MRI revealed that the cancer has doubled in size in just three weeks (since beginning of Jan) and appears to have a couple new spots. The Oncologist delivered some tough news Monday and now the fight is on!
A Port will be surgically inserted on 2/8/2017 to run the chemotherapy treatments through. Chemotherapy will begin on 2/15/2017. Currently, we are being told it's 18 weeks of Chemotherapy every 3 weeks, followed by surgery, followed by 17 weeks of herceptin treatments every 3 weeks through the port.
On this site, under ways to help, you will see a link for foodtidings.com (http://foodtidings.com/
) (also below). This is the place where you can sign up to deliver a dinner, provide a snack, breakfast or get information on places they might frequent to send a gift card or other for lunches or nights not on the sign up.
You can also send a message and read journal updates from the Michelle and Bruce on this site. I know that you and every one of us worry about Michelle and her family and will want to know how things are going. Right now, Michelle needs to focus on her health and getting rest. Using this site, the family, or Michelle herself, can go in and enter updates so that they don't need to field numerous phone calls, texts or emails. While we all mean well, when there's lots of us all trying to get information that can be overwhelming and that's not what we want to do for them right now! On the site, Friends and family can also send her support through comments etc. and when Michelle is feeling up to it she can go through and read all of them!
As the family identifies other needs that they may have, we will also add them to the caring bridge. You can comment if there is something you plan to do so that we are not redundant.... it is a great means for organizing many people in one spot and communicating information and support!
Please feel free to share this link, or advise people to go to caringbridge.org (http://caringbridge.org/
) and search Michelle Gibson to follow her journey.
Please visit the "Ways To Help" tab to sign up to help with meal delivery via foodtidings.com ( https://www.foodtidings.com/Schedule/View/d83e5a92-c741-4f3b-8215-13492920c12a
) If other needs for help arise (like car pooling for Lauren, dog walking, etc. , we will add those as well. Let's help Michelle Kick Cancer's A$%!