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November 2015

Blog Journey

Where Have I Been?

It has been quite some time since I last wrote an entry. So much has transpired since I last wrote anything I almost don’t know where to begin. Every day I continue to regain my strength (mental & physical) and appetite. It feels amazing as I begin to get back to ‘normal’ again. I am getting into a routine with all my treatments, but it is crazy busy. It is a full time job and then some getting healthy. To date, this is what I am doing in regards to my naturopathic treatments on a weekly basis. I spend 4 hours a day Monday to Thursday doing a lymphatic detox. I do Vitamin C IV therapy twice a week and they may increase in the coming weeks. The final treatment I have is every other week. I do a local regional heat therapy. You can read more about it here.

Our family has been overwhelmed by the ongoing love and support we have been shown. We are blown away everyday by the tangible ways people are loving on us. We also feel carried and supported by your prayers and warm wishes. Please continue to pray for us as we battle on.

I have been really encouraged by getting back to Alexander Elementary. I have been a volunteer at this amazing school for a couple of years now and it has been an real honour to walk beside some amazing people. I am very excited to get back there on a regular basis. We are planning some fun events over the Christmas time, so stay tuned for more updates.

Blog Journey

I’m Sorry & Tumour Markers

My apologies for not being very consistent with writing blog posts lately. I haven’t been motivated to do too much lately, but that seems to be changing. For the first time in over a month I am feeling like myself again and I am finally motivated to be productive as possible. I met with my oncologist yesterday and it was a good meeting. It was the first time I had seen him in a while so it was good to get caught up. Earlier in the day yesterday I had to get blood work done at the cancer clinic, so I went in early to get it done before my appointment. My results weren’t ready at the time of my appointment so we had to wait until later in the day to get the results. It wasn’t until about 6PM I received my tumour marker results and I was quite relieved to see where my numbers were at. To put things into perspective, listen to these numbers. In July when I had my blood work done, my tumour markers were at approximately 29. In August I had blood work done again and the marker numbers were at 43.5. In October, I had blood work done again and this time my numbers were at 20.2. My results yesterday were even better as my numbers are down to 16.3. That is amazing! Now I understand this doesn’t mean I am cancer free, but it does cause me to be quite excited and hopeful about my future. I am not out of the woods yet, but I can see some daylight. Thanks for your continued love and support.