I want to start this blog by saying, “Thank you” to all the generous people in my life and in my family’s life.
We are still receiving cards, prayers, emails, texts, Snapchats, Facebook messages, phone calls, and the yummy food from the great cooks around.
The last time I blogged about my breast cancer journey, I told you that I only had three more rounds of chemotherapy left.
I finished that.
Along with the chemo I was taking 200 milligrams of a cancer blocker called Herceptin.
The Herceptin is given for a total of a year.
My year is over in November.
Normally when you finish with the chemo you continue with the Herceptin until your year is up.
Instead of going in to the cancer center every week, they triple up the dose and you go every three weeks.
In 8% of patients that have gone through this whole scenario you swell up everywhere including your joints and this causes some terrible joint pain.
I happen to be in the lucky 8%!!!
So I am off from work for now until this subsides.
I am not supposed to be on my feet for more than 30 minutes at a time or lift more than 5 pounds.
So, this little fella and I have done a lot of hanging out!
Isn’t he sweet!
I’m not complaining about this, just an update.
Since I am off work and not making any money, I am selling some extra goodies that we have lying around the house that we don’t want to move to the new house in a few weeks.
I will be adding a bunch of stuff every day for the next few days.
Okay, on to the rest of the story, as I have mentioned before, I have two different kinds of breast cancer.
One is called HER2-positive metastic breast cancer.
They have just come out with a new chemotherapy for this cancer that also has a blocker with it.
It is called Perjeta.
It has been used for stage 4 cancer patients for a while now and has recently been approved for stage 3 breast cancer patients, which is what I am considered.
My doctor has recommended that I do 4 rounds of this every three weeks.
Back on the chemo……………………..
I have had one round of this so far.
I can not express to anyone how hard this is on the family of a cancer patient.
It has to be way worse than anything that I could go through.
I love you all!!