I had this dream last night that I was sitting at a table in the hospital cafeteria when a woman in a wheelchair approached me. She was about my age with straight blonde hair and wore a white doctor's coat. She told me that she had the results of my brain MRI and she that … Continue reading Mandarins and MRI’s
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
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
Just a quick note that this is officially my inspirational video. Beware, it's graphic and gross (don't watch w kids) but funny as shit. The Honey Badger and the Cobra are in the running for my Cancer Crusader tee shirt icons. I'm Queen Honey Badger (QHB) and the Cobra (Cancer) is my bitch. "Honey Badger … Continue reading Inspirational Video and Don’t mess with Queen Honey Badger