Writings of a teachermom, choosing to stay home with her kids, while loathing all domestic responsibilities! In late Aug. 2008, I was diagnosed with Triple Negative breast cancer. After surgery, chemo and radiation, I was given theall clear. However, in the late summer of 2008, I was diagnosed with a brain tumor, which metasticized to other areas.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Tuesday August 25th

The time between blogs are getting longer as Cari has become weaker over these past few weeks. So as her Mom I will be updating her blog these days. Last week Cari had 4 out 5 possible chemo treatments. When Friday came along a decision was made to not give her that last treatment as she was not progressing as hoped. Instead she was given an IV with saline and a medication which I think was an antibiotic for a possible infection. She is receiving IV infusion this week at home through home health care. Her father has also returned to spend the week to help care for her and love her through this time. A loving group from Woodland Hills Community Church also visited with our family and lifted Cari up in prayer. We were so thankful and blessed with their presence and kindness. Cari sleeps most of the time and is receiving meds for pain management. We ask that prayers be lifted to our Almighty Father that her spirit and health will be strengthened and she will feel the heartfelt loving arms of Jesus Christ through her family, friends and bloggers and that she will have peace of mind and heart during each precious day.

Wisdom 3: 1
But the souls of the just are in the hand of God, and no torment shall touch them.

Monday, August 17, 2009


Had chemo treatment today. Lab results were better than they have been in a long time. Even though I have not been able to write thank you notes, I appreciate what everyone has been doing for me. Will continue with treatments the rest of the week and will be meeting with my oncologist.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009


Today I had another blood transfusion...athough apparently I didn' t really need it. Unless something else happens, I'm free until next week when I start chemo again.

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Sunday, August 09, 2009

My engineer

Here is Cameron with his newly self built K'nex Roller Coaster. Doesn't it look cool!
I'm off chemo for one week. I have blood test this week to survey the effects of the chemo. My dad and brother left for Indianapolis today. I'll miss them. I guess that's it.

Thursday, August 06, 2009


In the past couple days I've had a blood transfusion, platelet transfusion, and chemo. I'm very tired right now. It is difficult for me to type. More updates soon.

Sunday, August 02, 2009


Tomorow starts my daily routine of chem0. Last time I was very fatigued from this. I would sleep for hours during the day and not eve know it. I also still been experiencing a lot if pain in my head, back and neck.