I'm up early at 5a so that I can have coffee exactly 6 hours before my PET-CT scan. If I woke up any later then I wouldn't be able to have coffee until at least 2pm. I'm not addicted, I swear. 24 hours before a PET-CT scan you have to eat a low carb diet … Continue reading Sing It With Me!
I call my room the wind tunnel. Windows are always open, a ceiling fan is always spinning, and Mike has another fan blasting on his nightstand that’s turned toward us. Of course, I’m downwind from Mike and God help us if he doesn’t shower. Lately though, it’s been different. Mike has recently been going to … Continue reading The Mystery of the Stinky Stench
For a cure, that is. Even though its not breast cancer month, July has been packed with cancer fundraising and awareness activities. The month kicked off with the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer and one of our very own Kickass Crusaders - Melanie Harms - walked 39 miles and raised a couple grand (how much … Continue reading I Would Give My Right Breast For That
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
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
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?