June 19, 2006 - Didn't want to take the 5 FU or carboplatinum because of the nosebleeds, rash, constipation, and bad digestion from it.
May 11, 2006 - Healing Touch at the cancer center. Great shift! Really felt my body turn a corner and start healing. Had lots of 'slough-off' of dead tissue after this.
May 8, 2006 - Start 5 F/U, carboplatinum, and lucavorin (sp?) by IV
End April/Beg May ? - not feeling well, real tired, stop eating gerson and juices - unmotivated and it just didn't look good, start looking 6 months pregnant (belly puffy). Realize the cancer had spread to my intestines.
April 27, 2006 - Start taking chinese herbs and am helped by Dr. Mosher.
April 2? - start feeling nauseous and add protein for strength
April 12 - 19, 2006 - Go to Gerson Hawaii by myself.
March 20, 2006 - Veins really strong today. Start taking Femara again.
March 11, 2006 - Feeling much better!!! Stomach stopped hurting, energy renewed, cravings stopped.
March 10, 2006 - See my chiropractor/holistic practitioner who tells me to get back on Gerson diet program and start taking Vibe and Inflazyme Forte.
March 9, 2006 - Get ultrasound of abdomen area. My stomach had really been bothering me and there was a lump in my solar plexus that was hurting - it would get bigger and smaller so oncologist didn't worry about it, but it continued to bother me. The ultrasound tech's face was white when she saw my liver... I suppose I should have told her that I already knew I had cancer in my liver, would have spared her such stress. Anyway, she said the left lobe of my liver has a tumor and because I'm so skinny it is what is bothering me. She said I have no cancer in my stomach, kidneys, etc... just in my liver.... so basically no new information.
February 27, 2006 - Start taking Xeloda. 500mg twice a day for two weeks on, two weeks off.
February 5 - 11, 2006 - Go to Optimal Health Institute. Stop taking everything (including all supplements), stop coffee enemas, stop juicing, just do OHI program. Eat raw food and lots of wheatgrass, lose 5 lbs, feel mellow and happy, but really hungry so start eating nuts, avocado, chocolate, and start binge eating. Feel weak. Less gassy than I've ever been in my life - great digestion.
January 30, 2006 - Take Xeloda twice a day for 2 days then drop to once a day and then stop on Feb 5.
January 10, 2006 - Start taking Aromasin. Stop taking it about a week later. Was totally anxious, depressed, with a higher libido, felt like I had more estrogen - psychotic!
December 28, 2005 - Get a brain MRI. At a regular doctor appointment I complained about my ear bothering me. He asked, "how long have you noticed this?" I say, "about a week". He said, "When did your sister get in an accident?" I say, "about a week". So, he said he was sure it was nothing, but I earned myself an MRI... so the results show no cancer in my head, but I have some hemorraging/vein thing in the back right of my brain - just where Courtney hit her head!
December 12, 2005 - Courtney hit by a car. I totally cut back on my healing program... not taking good care of myself.
December 7, 2005 - Stop taking Femara (I got too sensitive and edgy! Went to Las Vegas with 12 girls on December 10 - didn't want to be bitchy:).
December 2, 2005 - Start taking 1/2 dose of Femara (cut the pill in half).
November 28, 2005 - After treatment (Aredia), I get Healing Touch done by Chris Lewis. Vibrating for about a day after. Major energy shifts! We went north on a long trip for Thanksgiving (like 7 hours in a RV with 5 kids - each way)... so I was pretty worn out and the Healing Touch really helped.
~November 17, 2005 - Way too moody and edgy, so I stop taking Femara.
October 7, 2005 - PET scan of whole body. Results: Going to Hawaii. .. I left a note with my oncologist saying the following: 'You should be getting the results of my scan soon. I do not wish to know the details of my results now, instead please tell me where I'm going on vacation. If the results are worse, I'm going to Australia with my Pop; if they are better, I'm going to Hawaii with my family or a group of girlfriends; if they are somewhere in the middle or inconclusive tell me that Albert and I are going to Cancun.' Clinical findings: There is considerable retained activity in the superficial venous system of the right upper extremity, where the injection was performed. No signs of extravasation are noted at the local injection site. This decreases somewhat the available activity for the remainder of the body. There has been considerable decrease in uptake of the widespread osseous (bone) metastasis since April. At the level of the liver, the intensity of the metastatic uptake has also decreased, as well as in the upper retroperitoneal nodes. On the non-contrast CT portion of the examination, the liver metastasis appears decreased in size. The lytic osseous metastases are similar.
September 9, 2005 - Start taking Femara 2.5mg tablets every day.
August 30, 2005 - Migraine and 101.5F fever. Went to chiropractor, who asked "when was your last coffee enema?" I said "A week ago.". He said, "Wow - that's a long time for you, weren't you doing like 2 or 3 a day?". I said "I stopped because I'm done with chemo and my intestines needed a break." He said, "Your liver is needing help, go do one - and add some blackstrap molasses - it will help with the intestines." So I went home and did one... and my migraine went away and so did my fever.
August 27, 2005 - ER for 103F fever. Admitted into hospital. Pumped full of vancomycin and cipro (antibiotics). Released after 24 hours.
August 26, 2005 - Surgery to have port removed.
July 26, 2005 - Surgery to have port installed.
June 2, 2005 - Surgery to have my ovaries removed. Started having hot flashes about 2 hours after surgery.
May 4, 2005 - CT scan. The scan was scheduled to find out the cause of the lump in my abdomen. The scan showed nothing in my abdomen.
April 29, 2005 - Healing touch; lump in abdomen went away during the session. Amazing!
April 7, 2005 - PET scan. Two radiology reports with differing opinions of my results. In general, my liver is better and my bones are worse.
November 29, 2004 - Start chemotherapy (Taxotere, Xeloda); Lupron (to attempt to shut down ovaries); Zometa (for bones).
November 11, 2004 - Start taking Arimidex. Allergic reaction. Stop taking Arimidex after a few days.
November 2, 2004 - Hemorrhaging. - rush to OB-GYN office. Stop taking Tamoxifen.
November 1, 2004 - Zometa & shot of Lupron
July 28 - August 11, 2004 - Baja Nutri Care doing Gerson Therapy.
July 16, 2004 - Start Tamoxifen
July 14, 2004 - Whole body PET scan; Bone scan; CT scan. Cancer metastasized to liver and bones. Right clavicular head, T6 & T7 vertebra, multiple liver masses ranging in size up to 3 cm.
July 3, 2004 - Jacob born!
June 14, 2004 - Total mastectomy and partial lymphadenectomy. Multifocal infiltrating ductal carcinoma. Metastatic breast carcinoma in 3 of 5 nodes. The estimated size of 6 cm is gleaned from the original excisional biopsy of 4.1 cm and the adjacent residual tumor measurement of 2 cm. In addition, multiple foci of non-contiguous invasive tumor are identified The second largest focus measures 1.6 cm.
May 20, 2004 - Breast core needle biopsy. Infiltrating ductal carcinoma with focal lobular features.
March 16, 2004 - Breast re-excision. No evidence of residual carcinoma.
March 5, 2004 - Lumpectomy. Micro-metastatic carcinoma identified in one lymph node. Metastatic carcinoma with extracapsular extension identified in one lymph node. Invasive mixed ductal and lobular carcinoma, mBR grade 3, maximum size 4.1cm, surgical margins positive for malignancy, pT2N1aMX, stage IIB.
February 10, 2004 - Breast core needle biopsy. Infiltrating carcinoma, mixed lobular and ductal, nuclear grade 2. Patient is 3 months pregnant.
October 31, 2003 - Day one of my pregnancy. 35 weeks to go.
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