Saturday, March 29, 2008

Dr. 3/28

Ryan's Birthday, now 34!! He's in Oklahoma trying to avoid a tornado and I went to the Dr. Not the most exciting birthday.
With the oncologist we decided to start chemo before any major surgery. The lump is so close to the muscle we are going to try to shrink it first. This option also gives her a marker. So, on April 10th the surgeon will test my lymph nodes, run a hormone test and insert a port. 3-4 days after that I will start chemo treatments. On the positive note, that means almost 2 weeks of normalcy, and NO doctors! I may try to take the kids to Vegas for Ryan's series next week. Hopefully I wont have any posts for 2 weeks, because life will only include running around for softball/baseball practice, piano, BYU games, keeping Ripken out of the toilet and off the table and lying by the pool in Vegas.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Dr. 3/27

Got an ultrasound on the left side today. Results show the lump was just a lymph node. - Good news.
Tomorrow Denise and I meet with the oncologist. She wants me to get a gene test. This test will let me know the likelihood of an occurence on the left side. If the gene test comes back positive, the likelihood of reoccurence is 89%. I would just get a double masectomy if that is the case. Unfortunately, the test takes 2-3 weeks for results, so we will just sit patiently, I don't want to go through surgery twice.
Dr. Tittensor (surgeon) called today. She reviewed all the tests and is still concerned about several calcifications in addition to the mass on the right side. I thinks she wants me to prepare for a masectomy with radiation and chemo.
We'll see?
Thanks for all your support!
We'll keep you updated.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

This kid is starting to remind me of Kai more and more everyday. Looks like Kai, gets into stuff like Kai, but he talks and laughs unlike Kai who was so stone faced and quiet. Trouble is on the way I am sure.

My Marv from Home Alone Impersonation

Just got done painting the basement.

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Kai just turned 7


HI everybody

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