Good Friday, Bad Friday Four years ago today was one of the best days of my life but also one of the worst. On Good Friday, 2012, our family was all gathered around our patio table having a beautiful sunset dinner. Our daughter Kaylee and son-in-law Scott gave us an Easter basket. As I … Continue reading
Not WISHING for it..WORKING for it!
This week, I spent some time giving back. I’m in an online breast cancer support group called Booby Buddies. Sadly, there are over 700 of us. I visited one gal who is on her third chemotherapy treatment. She ended up in the ICU this week due to an infection in her reconstruction. This is just one … Continue reading
My Hope Story
Today was Herceptin number 22. I also got to see Dr Mendonca. My white count was 4.6, ANC 2.6 and hemoglobin 12.6 which is perfect! We’ve made the decision to continue the Herceptin per protocol which puts me getting my last treatment on May 2. I couldn’t be happier and I’m on cloud nine. This was the first time … Continue reading
Feeling the Fear
Yesterday I actually got to go to work for a bit. I was able to orchestrate brand new mattresses in two of our sleep centers. Our patients will now have yummy mattresses to sleep on in our Mesa and Phoenix locations. Later, I headed over to Banner Baywood for my MUGA scan. Courtesy of … Continue reading
50 Lessons I’ve Learned Over 50 Years
So this is 50? I never thought I’d be 30 due to my first cancer battle. So it’s pretty awesome to turn 50 today! The best birthday gift I ever received was our miracle, Connor. I was just 22 weeks pregnant when I got the diagnosis of Burkitt’s Lymphoma and was advised to abort my baby. I … Continue reading
Awake with Lauri
AWAKE: to wake up; rouse from sleep I sleep so much better in the early morning hours so getting out of bed is difficult. However, I was so excited for this day to arrive…the first Monday of the New Year. Our friends spent the long weekend with us at our beach home and left this morning. My … Continue reading
2016 Bring it On!
Closing 2015 and thinking about 2016 today and everything came crashing in. Every emotion in me poured out today. I woke up feeling my normal joint and muscle pain. It feels like what most of you have when you get the flu. I wake up like this every day. Mornings have always been very difficult … Continue reading