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LATEST UPDATE: Saturday, April 17, 2021 — Not much news around here. I stayed home with the dog while the rest of the family went gallivanting other places. Long car rides (and bumpy train track crossings and potholes) are very uncomfortable right now. I’ve been fighting anxiety all day–finding myself “catastrophizing” reasons why the radiologist did not post the abdominal CT scan report at the same time as he posted the chest CT results. I’ve listened to worship music, tried distracting myself with puzzles or reading, ate some comfort food, and kept using the storytelling exercises I’ve worked on with my music therapist. YOU CAN HELP ME!! Please read my latest blog post HERE, then add your own worst possible story ending in the comments. C’mon friends–make me laugh!
You can look through all of the previous mini updates on an archive page found HERE.
History: In mid-February I discovered that the chronic cancer (uterine Leiomyosarcoma or uLMS) I was first diagnosed with in December 2018 has returned again. Unlike its recurrence in December 2019 when I was quickly scheduled for major abdominal surgery to remove the three tumors, this time surgery is not an option. There is one larger tumor (bigger than a baseball), a few smaller ones, and multiple little ones which are unlikely to be fully removed with surgery. This time, we must find a medication that is effective in slowing the growth and even shrinking the current tumors. Read a much longer post HERE sharing the back story to what I’m currently facing.
(THANK YOU for following with me on this cancer journey! I appreciate every comment, encouragement, prayer, good wishes, and other types of support. I can’t imagine doing this alone…)