A year ago, this week, I shared that my PET scan results revealed No Evidence of Disease. That's right, my local breast recurrence and lymph nodes AND my liver tumors were all SILENT….nothing lit up. I. WAS. ELATED. I cried happy tears. I shouted it from the rooftops and shared with you what I had… Continue reading What a year
I can't tell you how many times I've had people ask, "Cheryse, what advice would you give someone who's just been diagnosed with cancer?" I think it's time I articulate my answer in this blog. Hopefully it will help many others in the future. If you've been given this link by a friend you may… Continue reading I have Cancer…now what?
As many of you who follow me on Facebook already know, I had a second opinion appointment with a new surgeon at Swedish Cancer Center in Seattle. My original surgeon wants me to do 3-6 more months of chemo before reimagine because of a new teeny liver met that has already shrunk from August to… Continue reading 2nd Surgical Opinion
It has been nearly a week since my last post and I won't lie; it was ROUGH. In case you missed it, my newer chemo caused severe diarrhea and GI issues. I had severe abdominal pain pretty much anytime I stood up and would have intermittent abdominal pain while sitting or lying down. What likely… Continue reading What a Week!
I know I usually post upbeat, I’m doing great, chemo isn’t keeping me down type posts but not today. I usually don’t share when I’m having issues or share the extent but today I feel called to share. Perhaps someone out there needs to see deep into my struggle? I have to get over my… Continue reading Struggles & Truth
Yesterday I had my 19th round of weekly chemo. It was a day filled with wonderful conversations, laughter, and hope mixed with frustration and disappointment. If you recall, I have been waiting on Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) docs to determine if a small liver metastesis is new or old for 2.5 weeks. It took… Continue reading Ups and Downs
I want to thank you all who have prayed for me as I've had and waited on results for my brain and liver MRI's. I am so very grateful to share that my brain MRI was completely CLEAR and my brain looks healthy (we joked and verified I actually have a brain in there)! The… Continue reading MRI results