CANCER FREE BABY🎉💕💪🏼
This week a PET scan confirmed what my doctors strongly thought ever since January... I’m cancer free! Also known as NED (no evidence of disease). I’m so relieved and grateful beyond words. I know nothing in the future is a guarantee, but I’m optimistic and so is my team! Thank you to everyone for your love and support. It’s been a crazy ride, but I’m so grateful for everything cancer has taught me 💕
PS: I just wanted to say that “survivors guilt” is a very real thing and I do sometimes have a lot of mixed feelings. But I’m just trying to celebrate this win and maybe offer hope to anyone who may need it 💪🏼💞 PPS: Just because I’m cancer free, doesn’t mean I’m done treatment. I’ll still be doing maintenance therapy for years to come, but I’m not gonna let it get in the way of living life to the fullest!💁🏻♀️
20 hours ago
This weekend was an exercise in expectation vs. reality.
I went to the beach, expecting to spend Thursday through Sunday relaxing, uninterrupted. Expecting to forget entirely about chemo and cancer.
But I received a call Friday morning from my oncologist telling me that I needed to get more bloodwork done because my platelets looked low.
So I went and got my bloodwork done in Ventnor, and had a lovely day at the beach (in the shade of an umbrella).
I woke up Saturday morning to a call from my oncologist letting me know that I needed a transfusion and asking if I could make it to Jefferson by noon.
So we packed our things and headed back to Philly. My platelet transfusion was quick and easy. And while I wish I could have spent more time at the beach, I know that my oncology team is looking out for me. It stinks that plans get ruined because my body is quite literally falling apart, but it’s good to know that there are solutions and that I have a team of people keeping me safe.
And oh yeah! I walked on the beach for the first time since my amputation!
2 days ago
My wig made it's debut for date night last night. It was nice to remember what it's like to have hair. But also nice to take that itchy, hot thing off. 👍🏼
20 hours ago
Today I redid my MRI & CT and met with my surgical oncologist -
⋒ the good news is that my tumor did shrink a little (!!) AND that I have clean margins and do not need a bone graft (!!!!!!)
⋒ the bad news is that I still don’t have a clear idea of what my surgery is going to look like. I’ll get the tumor removed and the skin on top of it and go home the next day with a vacuum on top of the open wound before surgery #2. This is where there are two possibilities:
1. That my skin has healed enough from radiation that after a week or so that it starts to form granulation tissue and it can grab onto skin that’s grafted from my thigh. This is the best case scenario, and the second surgery would take place 2-3 weeks after the first.
2. Radiation pre-surgery is ideal because it’s a lot easier to get clean margins and remove all the cancer - but the downside is that sometimes the adjacent skin will be too damaged to accept a skin graft. In this case, they’ll have to do plastic surgery and move some things around from my calf to the front of my leg and I might have the vacuum on my leg for a while (like, sometimes months). ⋒ either way, after surgery #2 I won’t be able to be walking around for ~3 weeks 😰
Honestly: I am struggling trying to accept both options right now. That, and the fact that the odds of metastasizing will still be 20% after surgery, are weighing heavily on me today. Hoping for a clean ct scan because that hasn’t come in yet. Thank you for all of your prayers and support guys 🖤 #cancersucks#sarcoma#havefaithforfaith
3 days ago
BUCKETLIST PART 6: Today we officially declared Varro a SUPERHERO. Superdog Varro!!! We think his superstrength is that he can make people smile, no matter how bad things might be. And he does it without any effort, you know?! 💪❤️😄
1 day ago
I’m know for being LOUD.
I mean really loud.
You can feel my voice.
One of the best compliments I’ve ever received was from a woman who was sitting behind me in a restaurant. I was with some of my closest friends. We were laughing and sharing stories. As the woman was leaving she came up to me and told me how infectious and incredible my laugh was. It made me feel so good. ⠀
I used to be so ashamed of my self when I was younger for being loud.
It wasn’t until I loved the parts of myself that others told me to be quite for. ⠀
Friends, stop telling people to not be themselves because you don’t like it. ⠀
One of the hardest parts about having cancer is the inability to belt out a good laugh or sneeze.
I miss my capability to belt out an amazing song on the radio.
So I’ve been dancing, singing and practicing yoga more regularly to increase my ability to breathe. It’s been working and it’s been really challenging. But it’s all about the little steps that we take. And taking it one day at a time.
Just be yourself. And don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. It’s what makes you beautiful and unique. And who wants to all be the same. I know I don’t.
1 day ago
Yeah!!!! 😍 Heute war es wieder so weit. Ich hatte meine Krebsnachsorge und was soll ich sagen? Alles war bestens.❤ Auch wenn ich mir insgesamt wenig Sorgen mache und mich gut und sicher fühle, so kommt doch während der Untersuchung ein winzig kleiner Teil von mir zum Vorschein. Ein kleiner Teil, der sich fragt, was wäre wenn ... Und dann sitze ich zitternd im Untersuchungsraum und warte auf die Ergebnisse. Und wenn dann der Arzt mit einem Lächeln den Raum betritt, lacht auch mein Herz. Mit jedem Jahr bekomme ich ein Stück meiner Leichtigkeit zurück. Mit jedem Jahr werde ich sicherer. Mit jedem Jahr bin ich immer mehr einfach ich.
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THE CAUSE: My daughter's (Catherine Greer's) beloved cat, Bellatrix AKA Belly, has been diagnosed with cancer on her hip, sickle cell or soft cell sarcoma. The surgical consultation is TODAY (8/20) and limb amputation is a possibility. All of this treatment comes at a steep cost. Catherine and her husband, Aaron, do not currently have the extra funds at their disposal for all of the treatment Bellatrix is likely to need. Belly is currently on antibiotics and pain meds in response to the biopsy area getting infected and some labored breathing she had been exhibiting, but she’s been showing improvement and we’re hopefully optimistic that those symptoms are not indicative of a larger issue. As a matter of fact, the cyst that was surrounding the tumor has now fully drained and the tumor appears much smaller than anticipated – our fingers are crossed that surgical intervention will be less invasive (and simpler) than originally thought!
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