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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After getting a couple of second opinions, it sounds like I’m on the right plan for right now. The Mayo may have more options for me in the future, but not until after remission. So it’s good to know we have options in the future with these cooties.

As for my cancer numbers, pretty excited for the huge drop to the 300s, down from 1200s before, and the 2200s before that. Recovery from the last chemo was pretty brutal, so I am assuming the same for the next three rounds. Super duper! 🤢

But hey, my brother is in town for the weekend, my other brother is going to be a Husky at St Cloud State, my daughter has her DI Tournament tomorrow, I got to see my sister yesterday and lots of wonderful visitors over the past couple of weeks… Plus, Ive been able to get back to the office more and more with Eric and the VPoint Team, who have been doing an amazing job keeping things growing at work this whole time. Thank you thank you thank you! There’s a lot to be happy about right now!

AAAAAAAND a special thank you to my friend Stewart for my great new T-shirt!! #fuckcancer

Thank you, everyone, for your continued love and support!

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, I’m excited to hear that my cancer numbers are back near where I was before it began spreading like wildfire! …how much of good news this is or not, I’m not quite sure yet. They haven’t explained all of the ‘schematics’ of those numbers to me yet. But as far as I’m concerned, Less Cancer Means More Life. So I’m game!

Chemo Round #2 went well last Tuesday, wearing down my energy a bit for the week but otherwise it hasn’t been too shabby. My visit with the U of M was very positive, even if it was a bit premature, so there is a lot to be excited about!

Thank you, everyone, for your continued love and support!

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


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 you’re so inclined, please keep those vibes coming! 😬 Not wanting to leave on a bummer note, I leave you with a photo of a kid and her cat. Just the best kid in the world, in fact. ❤️❤️❤️