I decided to take a full medical leave of absence from work this time and focus 100% on healing myself. I just received chemo treatment 3 of 6 and have learned that my PET/CT scan will be in 4 weeks. This is when I find out that the chemo is working - that its putting … Continue reading Is This For Reals?
I love my Stanford doctor. Extremely knowledgeable, approachable, confident. Great bedside manner. He confirmed we are on the right path. Chemo cocktails with Perjeta is correct and the way to go. Instead of 3 treatments we will do six. My cancering is hormone related, so we are going turbo against estrogen. No more tamoxifen pills, … Continue reading In My Second Opinion
Like clockwork it’s about that time. It takes up to 21 days to lose your hair during chemo and it has been 15 since I started. This morning, as I was gloriously running my fingers through my luxurious Hollywood blond hair, it was there. Lots of hair in my hands. So, bye-bye hair. It’s time … Continue reading Hair Today, Gone Tomorrow
I'm not sure if you remember last year that I was chosen to be in a documentary about antibiotic-resistant super bugs and the overuse of antibiotics. What's great about this movie is: 1. I am in it 2. Mikes super poo is in it (live footage) 3. It empowers the public to fund, vote for … Continue reading CDif Poster Child is a movie star! Almost.
Have you been thinking about the Nelson’s lately? Mike’s posts have kept you updated and you know that I had a successful surgery on Friday. You know that I’m due for my Chemo Round 1, 2015 tomorrow. In fact, I bet you were just thinking about how this totally sucks and how surreal it is … Continue reading Not PMS. PMA
What a difference a couple of days make. On Tuesday 5/12 We got the debriefing from our surgeon about what the board discussed in regards to Christi and the treatment of her cancer. Here are a few of the things that we found out that were different than we thought after our previous meeting with … Continue reading Round 2: Update #2
Hello friends Sorry if this is coming out of the blue and we don't mean to bum you out but we got some news. Christi got a PET scan as part of a post Cancer check up. The results showed a pea size growth in the same area where her previous cancer was located. On … Continue reading Christi v Cancer – Round 2- Super Lasers and Cyber Knives
365 Days Later - our new podcast - is up! http://www.thinkoutsidetheboob.com/podcast.html Cute kids holiday moment: Every night Archer says "Mom what Christmas song are we going to sing tonight?" And I say "I dunno, you let me know after you get your pj's on." Then he and Eddie come out with a song in mind. … Continue reading 365 Days Later
I've just been going along trying to get my life in gear. Trying to find out what "normal" might look like for me. Its been up and down. My transition back to work has been going well overall, but I am still battling my old habits while in the office: forgetting to take time out … Continue reading That One’s a DOOZY.
Radiation is over and I have a few more weeks of just chillin (recovery) before I go back to work. To celebrate, The Avon Walk Team (Christi Crusaders) and I went to dinner in San Francisco the Friday night before their 39 mile walk. It means so much to me all the effort they have … Continue reading The New Normal?