New Brain MRI Results

I love my radiation oncologist, Dr. Smathers.   When it comes to living with cancer  the most important things to me are quality of life and honesty.  I don’t want anything sugar coated!  She understands and that’s what she gives me.  I love to see her walk in with a smile.  I didn’t get that last month.  I got it today!  My scans showed nothing new.  It showed the little brain mets were no longer there.  The belief is that Xeloda took care of them.  The tumor in my left frontal lobe has grown 2mm.  Her hope is that Xeloda will reach that tumor and shrink it.  We have a new brain MRI scheduled in two months unless I start having symptoms.  The most common symptoms  would be dizziness, headaches and nausea. That’s the plan as long as I feel good.   If nothing changes on the next scan we will consider adding Methotrexate.   If it continues to grow brain surgery is my other option.   It’s another wait and see.

I give God the glory.  Five tumors gone in a month is amazing.  Thank you all for your love and prayers!  They mean so much to me!💕💕

I’m grateful for another month and for more memories!

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We taught Jax how to play Candy Land.  He won his first game!  I love being a glamma!

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I had another Valentines Day with my sweet Javiee.  This man is my rock!❤️

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T.J. joined ROTC (Air Force).

This has been a month full of memories!  Some deserving a title of their own.  I’ll add them soon!

Until then……Get out and make some memories!💕💕

 

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Pink To Black….Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day

In an effort to bring awareness and more funding to metastatic breast cancer, my family went to Washington, D.C. to participate in the METUP die in on the capital lawn.  So much money is raised during Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  So little of it goes to Metastatic Cancer Research.  1,430 men and women die everyday of Metastatic Breast Cancer.  This has to change. Silence does not bring about change.  It’s time our voices are heard.  If you would like to join METUP or learn more about the group go to http://www.metup.org

I have to share some pictures!

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I was also featured in The Living Portrait Series in The Asheville-Citizen Times.

Here’s a link to the article

http://blogs2.citizen-times.com/photography/category/living-portrait-series/

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Now for family news!!

T.J. turned 13 this month!!  I don’t have to tell you how happy I was to see him become a teenager!!

As for me, I turn 42 tomorrow!! 42…..and they said I wouldn’t see 40!  I am blessed!

Get out and make some memories! I love you guys!!