I get questions often about my diagnosis & living with metastatic breast cancer. Hopefully, this brief video will answer some of the questions you may have.
If you have other questions, I am always happy to share. Please do not ever feel that you can’t ask me something. Asking questions is how we learn! I may not be able to answer everything, but I can certainly share my experience and research any questions to which I do not know the answer.
Just a few more days until MD Anderson Cancer Center’s Boot Walk to #EndCancer! I am so excited to report that our Stomp Out Stage IV Breast Cancer team has raised almost $75,000 for the Advanced Stage Breast Cancer Center of Excellence! There’s still plenty of time to give if you are so inclined Click on this link to donate online. and you are most certainly welcome to join us for the actual walk. It’s this Saturday, November 12. Click here for more information about the Boot Walk. A HUGE, HUGE thank you to everyone who has so generously given!
Quick update on me. I’ll have a PET scan at the end of this month & discuss the results with my Dr. on December 1. Please pray that there is no evidence of disease progression. We’ve never gotten to hear those words and would so like to, if even for just the 3 months between this scan and the next one! On December 20th I will have a bilateral salpingo oophorectomy (say that 5 times fast!), aka – ovaries & tubes are coming out. It’s an outpatient, laparoscopic surgery. (Read, should be fairly easy on me.) Our hope is that the removal of my ovaries and the estrogen they produce will retard the spread of cancer in my body. Pray that the surgery goes smoothly and pray for my surgeon, Dr. Swaim. Finally, I’ve really been struggling with fatigue lately. It’s very frustrating. I have a decent amount of energy in the morning, but by midafternoon I’m pretty well wiped out. Please pray that my medical team can find something to help me with the fatigue.
xo – S