It's Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, but this won't be like the other awareness posts you've read. I'm sure of that. There's a certain company that everyone is sharing their versions of an advertisement that came out. Some are mocking, some are funny, some are in jest. I've even laughed at some. This one is not.… Continue reading Believe in a Cure
Some days I love what cancer has done for our family, as sad and weird as that sounds, but most days, I just want to beat it down and scream. Without it, I would have some of the best friends that I do now, or would I have culled the friendships prior without them having… Continue reading Cancer Life
It's pretty obvious that we took a break around here after my son finished his cancer treatment. We've gone through two off-treatment scans with both unremarkable. This is good news. It has also made it so that this place isn't so much needed for what it was during those treatment months. I'm not exactly sure… Continue reading A Break and Redirection
Week 24. Technically, yesterday was the end-of-treatment. J had his scans, which we learned results of later that evening. When we walked out the door, we weren't really celebrating, though. We were all kind of taken aback to discover his ANC below 500...so he has another appointment scheduled in 2 weeks for labwork...again. It was… Continue reading End of Treatment: Beating the Rhabdomyosarcoma Beast
What is there to say about WEEK 22 except.... LAST CHEMO TREATMENT - DONE! Happy dance! How did the day go? It was short, and the only reason we stayed as long as we did in clinic was that so J could do Art Therapy (the birds are all hanging on the glass window to the… Continue reading Last Chemo Treatment – DONE!
It's Week 21! Know what that means?!?! ONE MORE CHEMO LEFT! He ate his munchkins this morning. He didn't drag his feet going into the hospital, except to catch his Pokemon or stop at Pokestops. He walked into the clinic. He whined some about going to triage. He whined about going to the procedure room.… Continue reading Only One Chemo Left!
I don't know if I've said enough about this man who has overseen J's care these last 5 months. Getting J into the infusion area on Monday was a 4 hour process. He went directly to this conference room, the room in which we heard about his treatment plan in mid-May, and refused to move… Continue reading Almost made it to the end without a Transfusion