Entries by Rocky Borchardt

Cancer Sucks Update #7

Cancer Sucks Update: So it’s been a while since my last post, mostly because there were some pretty tough days in there to get over. But there were some good and great ones too, fun with visitors, a trip to the Mayo, and my dad came home again for a couple of days. After getting a couple of second opinions, it sounds like I’m on the right plan for right now. The Mayo may have […]

Cancer Sucks Update #6

It’s WORLD CANCER DAY! What a sad day to need to have… But it’s here and it’s getting harder to ignore as this ugly foe attacks the world without yet an end in sight. Today seems like an appropriate day to give a Cancer Sucks Update: Welp, the last of my hair bit the dust. **Farewell, dear mohawk, you were loved though you were short-lived.** But while the loss of my hair is a bummer, […]

Cancer Sucks Update #5

Cancer Sucks Update: What a week, whew! A huge shout out to everyone who helped me get through it with a smile! (Including the largest balloon I’ve ever seen in my life) 🎈 My 103.1 fever brought me into the ER on Tuesday, followed by an unexpected super fun few days with some of my favorite nurses at Mercy. I had my second drain bag (yes, it is as attractive as it sounds) installed to keep […]

Cancer Sucks Update #4

Cancer Sucks Update: So the scans came back with some not-so-fun results today, Grr. Sadly, the cooties have spread a fair amount since the surgery. These are fast, angry little effers… But at least now I know what I’m working against! So, even though the specifics suck, there is a lot of power in knowledge. With it, I’ve already got things moving for second opinions and alternative options, and I’m very excited for those! If […]

Cancer Sucks Update #3

Cancer Sucks Update: So I’ve discovered two new lumps in my left breast. It could be the same cancer continuing to spread, or a second entirely different kind. Cancer: The gift that keeps on giving! 😜 So I will be getting those biopsies done shortly and make a separate medical plan according whatever results turn out to be. Bring it on, baby. But DAY 1 of CHEMO DONE! It was an 11-hour day with *11* really […]

Cancer Sucks Update #2

Some of you may have already heard when I snuck this ugly news into the middle of my Thanksgiving post, but it’s time to make it “Facebook Official”, as well as add each update to this new blog. …Unfortunately, I have been diagnosed with Stage 3C Ovarian Cancer. I underwent a fairly massive surgery a month ago, just a few days after learning the cancer cooties were everywhere throughout my belly, and I have been […]