Back in July of 2015 I was officially diagnosed with cancer and started chemotherapy and radiation to eliminate the tumor that was found. November 2015 was the last of my treatment, I was feeling good and excited about being cancer free. In December I started having pain. I had not been back for my checkup yet and after several conversations, physical checkups and finally a PET scan, it was revealed to us the original tumor was not gone and I now have 3 tumors in my lungs! What a shock and what do we do now!?! We then started a stronger round of chemotherapy in January. There was hope! Let's get this show on the road.
The chemotherapy has left me very weak and feeling terrible all the time because of all the pain medication. A couple of times we needed to stay in the hospital to treat pain and boost strength. After three rounds of chemo there is no change to the tumors and the doctors have deemed them "Chemo resistant."
On Thursday May 5, 2016 it was decided to stop treatment. I'm spending my summer building strength and enjoying my friends and family. Thank you everyone for your visits, cards, flowers, food and prayers. I'd love to see you in the coming months. Please use this site to coordinate and to check in on my daily availability.