Back to Cancerland

The past two years have been fantastic.  Zoladex and Femara have served me well, until now.  I ended up in the emergency room on our beach trip with a massive headache.  I was treated for a migraine.  My headache never went away.  I had blood work done at the cancer center when we returned home.  My tumor marker was on the rise.  Scans showed a tumor in my ovary, two on my hip, on my ribs and on my spine. A brain MRI showed it had also metastasized to my brain.

There are no words that can begin to express how devasting this news is to us!  What a change in only three months!  We have cried, screamed and cried some more.  There is nothing left to do but fight this.  My big girl panties are back on. (Thanks to words of wisdom from a dear friend, Anya)

So, what’s next?  Tomorrow I will see a radiation oncologist.  I will find out exactly what the brain scans show and get ready for radiation.  I will be starting a new chemo (Ibrance and Faslodex) next week.  Three weeks on and one week off.  I will be getting xgeva monthly for my bones.  I will also be having surgery to remove my ovaries.  Wow!  This is not what I had planned for this summer!  I will keep you updated.  I’m grateful to have all your support!  You all make my life brighter!💕💕💕

I have so much to share about our Little Pink Houses Of Hope trip.  Life has been crazy!  I will share pictures from our trip soon!


15 thoughts on “Back to Cancerland

  1. Darn! This is so wrong, just plain wrong! You sound as good as possible though, with a plan. You’ll be in my thoughts. I just don’t know what else to say.

      • Thank goodness who’s to ever in charge. I am so angry at Cancer. Damn it! Any penny I find, any good luck charm, I will hold in your honor. Don’t give up. Please. Live. Live. Live. Sending love from a mother. XXoo

  2. I can’t begin to know how you feel, but I know you and I know you will kick this again. You are an inspiration to so many, especially me. I love you girl. Your this best fighter I know 😚

  3. I’m so sorry to hear this news! You are a fighter and you have so many people in your court! Have you looked into Gerson Therapy or other non-traditional forms of treatment? Just one more thing to consider in your arsenal of tools. Prayers and peace to you. I can only imagine how devastating this news is.

    • I have! I think we should use everything available to us! I got good news today! We caught this early and radiation should take care of it. I’m feeling better about it but I’m in for a hard month!

  4. It will be a fight ,Tammy, but a fighter,you are! I am so sorry you are having to go through this. Still, I have watched you throughout this journey and marvel at how strong and courageous you are. I am proud to call you my friend. I am also sorry that you summer is going to be so busy with all of the medical procedures. There will always be the fall! The mountains are beautiful then! You can vacation in your own backyard. One more thing. You don’t have to always be so strong. Let yourself be pampered if there are those who will. And if you feel like crying and screaming once in a while…by all means do so! Just never forget that you are loved by your friends and God, and you are a hero in your friends and family’s eyes because of your courage and strength. We love you Tammy.

  5. Thank you! I love this! My sweet husband is pampering me like crazy! He says I may not have hair soon but I can still have! Tomorrow is a day of pampering for me! 😍

  6. Tammy, this makes me upset! Exactly the opposite of what I expected to read. Too many people are dealing with brain mets. I am glad to hear that radiation has a good chance at getting this under control.

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  8. I am so sorry to hear this news but know that from afar I am here to support you …i hope that writing will help you and that you feel strength coming your way from every one who supports you xxxx… Cancer Sux!!!

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