Friday, October 19, 2012

Trying to get back to normal.

Wow, a lot has happened since my last post in August.  However, I am starting to feel stronger. I have decided to go back to work a little and am looking forward to the holidays. My cancer continues to dance around somewhere between full remission and little sprouts of tumors here and there. I had new scans on Tuesday. The suspicious lesions that caused all of the trouble with my liver are gone. but I now have one on my kidney. I am currently on 2 targeted therapies and had to go off of chemo due to severe neuropathy in my feet. It is amazing how good I feel without the chemo. I know that this is temporary, but I will take what I can get. I have been fortunate enough to be one of the 1st people to get a brand new drug called Perjeta. It did amazing things in the clinical trials for women with Stage 4 breast cancer. Women who were having 9 months of disease free progression were making it to 18 months disease free. WoooHoooo!!! I will take whatever I can get. Cansir is, not for sissies, it is the hardest thing that I have ever had to face. Sometimes I get so scared , not because I am afraid to die, I am more afraid of becoming dependent. I have to constantly remind myself that God is in my corner and that he will not put more on me than I can handle.  In the meantime I am trying to get strong again and am so thankful for the extra time.  Love and Light.. Lori