Friday, May 10, 2013

Long Time No Blog!

First update....
I officially am able to participate in the Susan G. Komen 3-day this year. With the help of so many, I was able to raise the necessary $2,300. I'm so excited!

Next, I had my yearly skin check with the dermatologist this week. I had one spot burnt with liquid nitrogen and two areas biopsied. The results came back that the questionable spots were indeed skin cancer. Luckily, like last time, they are basal cell carcinoma and not melanoma.
I have an appointment next week to take care of the areas fully.

A few weeks back I realized my back was hurting more than usual. My oncologist always says if something hurts for more than two weeks and the pain doesn't go away with a pain reliever, I need to have scans. My chiropractor didn't see any cancerous spots on my x-rays but we opted to have a bone scan anyway. Tumors and the spread of cancer will generally show up earlier on a bone scan than x-ray. There were no signs of cancer...yay! However, I did show arthritic uptake in my shoulder, knee, and ankle.
I get all the old people diseases.

We're kicking off the first of many fundraising walks and runs on Sunday with the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. This walk means a lot to me and I'm so excited to be able to spend the day with my fabulous friends and zillions of strangers. People at cancer walks are so damn excited and colorful. It makes for good people watching and makes my energy level skyrocket for weeks. 
Maybe I'll make the news again this year! :)

Nothing else notable is going on. Karsyn is looking forward to the end of 1st grade and the boys are so excited to start Kindergarten in August. 
We plan on having a very busy, but fun summer. 
Bring on the beautiful weather!


  1. You rock! Glad to get your update!

  2. I have finished reading the whole thing. Wow. You did such a good job sharing your war on breast cancer. I am NED as well, and taking a break from surgeries. My skin didn't recover from rads as well as yours. So I'm having multiple fat graphs done. I'm due for the second but I keep putting it off. It's not the most painful procedure. I just don't want to slow down for the surgery yet. I've had one.

    I find it interesting that you have noticed an increase in joint pain (arthritis). I was diagnosed with psoriatic arthritis last week. I'd had psoriasis for 10 years, but this winter everything seemed to hurt. I'm nearly convinced there's something about Taxotere that increases our chances of arthritic changes.

    I did suffer with chemo, I was one of the 20% who develop muscle pain with the taxotere. But I agree with you completely...rads sucked way worse. There was just no relief from the pain of those burns. I'm so glad that part of this is over for both of us. Thanks for your blog!

  3. Congrats on how much you raised!!! That is INCREDIBLE! (So proud of you!)
    It was great seeing you last week...hope we can get together this summer and toss the kiddos in the lake =) Praying!