Saturday, August 29, 2015

7 year update

It has been a long time since I updated the blog but realized, just yesterday, that it had been exactly 7 years since Linda's last chemo treatment.  That brought me back to the blog and I realized that many people still stop by.  I thought I'd take a moment to update y'all on Our Life With Breast Cancer.

I am happy to report that my beautiful bride is still with us and cancer free.

A few years back, Linda decided to have a preventative hysterectomy to minimize the number of places her cancer might show up again.  Post surgery, upon routine examination of the removed ovaries, they found a handful of cancer cells, ovarian cancer cells (not metastasized breast cancer cells).

In the world of ovarian cancer, this cancer wasn't even stageable.  From my understanding, doctors rarely, if ever, get to see clear cell ovarian cancer in its early stages.  Linda's biopsy was sent to Johns Hopkins University and we were told it will be used for further studies on the initial stages of ovarian cancer.  There was no need for chemo and in fact there is no established protocol for such an early detection.  Linda gets to visit the ob/gyn oncologist for 5 years to keep an eye on it with an abundance of caution.

I started writing this blog as my own personal therapy.  During those hazy days, I would scour the internet looking for stories of positive outcomes.  If you are reading this, I hope this gives you some hope that there is a future and, believe it or not, there will come a day when your diagnosis will not be the center of every waking and sleeping thought.

Our story is not over and that alone is reason to be thankful every day.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Cured of TNBC!
I want to take this time out as a cancer survivor to encourage women out there still suffering from this with my story on how i got a cure. The sad news about it is that i was diagnosed on my 36th birthday in 2008 and with stage 3 TNBC which after i made research was a very aggressive form of cancer at that point i decided and told myself i was going to die and that the end has finally come. All my life i never thought of having breast cancer because i was very active and i worked out at the gym several times every week and my diet was okay. In my search for a cure after 6 years of diagnosis and even after chemo which i did twice spending thousands of dollars but to no avail, until a church member told me all about Dr Aleta a herbal doctor that specializes in treating TNBC, who could help me with a permanent cure, i doubted this at first but i later gave it a try following her methods and instructions. It took 3 months and after it all i felt normal but still went for diagnosis and i was clean today i am proud to say i am a cancer survivor no nodes and i am totally free the new diagnosis confirmed it. Do not die in silence or ignorance reach her on don't be shy just speak to her today.