Aug 25, 2017 Latest post:
Apr 11, 2018
Welcome Family and Friends,
Thank you for taking the time to read this post. It's been decided that documenting my cancer journey in one location will be easier on everyone. I will try my best to post updates as new information is received. I know most people are a bit shocked and, to be honest, Brandon and I are as well. Sure, I've been tired and have lost extra weight, but I have a 10 month old that does not sleep through the night and nurses a lot. I saw my regular doctor in April and June. She did not voice any concerns regarding my overall health. While Brandon and I definitely did not see this coming, we are trying to stay positive. Fortunately, I was born with a strong will and a small stubborn streak that will help me beat the cancer.
At this point, I am waiting for the colon biopsy to come back and a PICC line to be placed. Once the biopsy results are received I will be able to start chemo treatment in Ridgecrest. The cancer will only be partly reduced by the chemo, so I will need surgery to remove part of my colon and part of my liver farther down the road.
August is slowly adjusting to drinking formula and eating more solid foods . I feel very fortunate that Brandon has been able to take care of him minimizing the disruptions in his life. Being separated from August has been the hardest obstacle for me. I did get to sing him to sleep via FaceTime last night, which lifted both our spirits.
Also, a huge thank you to everyone for their kind words, thoughts, and prayers. I am beyond grateful to be surrounded by such an amazing and supportive village.