Checking in as Rocky progresses through a harder life chapter: Stage 4 Fallopian Cancer

Cancer Sucks Update #10

Recovery is one hell of a road.

One I’d be fine having left untraveled, but that’s not really an option…


I’ve said before, in an earlier post, how long it’d been since I’d last written. Well, that has nothing on this post. It’s been around five months or so since I’ve updated, but believe me, we’ve all kept busy since the last I’ve shared. Now, since I had a quick trip to the ER this past weekend, I thought it might be a good time to get all caught up.

I’d really love to sit here and type out pretty descriptions of rainbows and unicorns filled with hope and laughter, telling everyone how strong I’ve been through it all. But the truth is, this cancer experience has come close to breaking me. A few times. I don’t know how all of those cancer survivors do this. There are so many who are so much younger, so innocent, so tiny… and then others who are so much older, so weak, so small… and they battle through this chemo crap like caped heroes in the latest Avengers movie. 

I am not that caped hero. 

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Cancer Sucks Update #9

Last Chemo Treatment!

For now…Cross your fingers for a long remission!


Since March I’ve had three more chemo treatments, including what we’re hoping will be my LAST CHEMO TREATMENT this past Tuesday! (April 23) Oh, I rang the heck out of that chemo bell, baby, and it felt great. This little cootie adventure started out with some pretty ugly survival chances, hovering around the 14% range, so this might be the last chemo for now, but either way, it’s the last one for some time! I had some of my best chemo supporters there with me to make it even more special, including my chemo battle buddy, Lorraine, who had her last treatment on April 2nd and is so far receiving incredible results.

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Cancer Sucks Update #8

 

 

Rocky Fights Fundraiser has Incredible Turnout!

I’m a little late with the summary, but a lot has been happening, man!


Did you make it for the fun? Oh, I hope so because there was much to be had. So much fun and love going around, smiles and laughter everywhere I looked on the faces of the people I love most. It was truly a day I’ll never forget. Four amazing hours of hanging out with some of the most important and amazing people in my life, who were simultaneously raising over $20K to help me and my family through this cancer cootie fight.

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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.

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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:

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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 yet another abscess at bay. After all that, and after being cleared of all infections, I was able to get my port installed in time- so chemo this Tuesday won’t have to be delayed. Yay!

 

After finally getting home and a couple of days of sleep, it was haircut time. It’s been falling out like crazy, but thankfully I’m lucky enough to be neighbors with Hair by Emily Coffin, who was so kind to come to my home to give me a sassy, albeit temporary, new cut. Thanks again, Emily!

Then, my other neighbor, Michael, came over with the most incredible surprise and presented me with this amazing American flag plaque from Michael Hrdlicka of Nida Marketing Group, Inc that simply brought me to tears!! 🇺🇸🤗🇺🇸

It’s been a crazy 6 days of tests and pokes and scans and unfavorable results, but we keep charging ahead, one day at a time, with the biggest smiles we can muster! #cancersucks

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