Bowling, Washington & a Cancer Update!

Bowling to Strikeout Cancer, Washington & a Cancer Update! Bowling to Strikeout Cancer Event My family and I attended the “Bowling to Strikeout Cancer” fundraiser in Ottawa last month! Myself and Dr. Wheatley Price (Chair of Medical Advisory Committee for … Continue reading

Family Vacation, Super Bowl Weekend and a Cancer Update!

It’s been almost 2 months since I last updated you on what’s going on in my life. We’ve been very busy so far this winter making lots of great memories.

PANAMA CRUISE: Firstly, I have to mention that I happen to have the BEST parents in the entire world. For Christmas this year, rather than exchanging gifts with one another, my parents, brother, sister-in-law, Dax, Jack and I all decided to go on a Panama Cruise together (I know – they’re pretty cool people!). Continue reading

8 months in…

Another scan, and still stable! I had another x-ray this past Monday and things look relatively the same. Of course, I would love to say that it shrunk like crazy and like magic, “there’s no more cancer!”, but unfortunately it is a long process and I am trying to stay positive and hope that it is shrinking ever so slightly. X-rays are not “exact” Continue reading

Just keeps shrinking!

I don’t know if I have mentioned lately just how thankful I am to have a genetic marker!! We received more positive news last week when I learned that my tumours have continued to shrink while taking Xalkori! They are slowly, but surely, shrinking and I couldn’t be more grateful that this targeted treatment is working! I am able to lead a normal (as normal as it can get while living with lung cancer) life while on these pills.

IMG_1454

A little Photo Booth Fun – Never stop living!

I attended my brother’s wedding on Continue reading

Slow and steady wins the race

I had an x-ray yesterday and there didn’t appear to be any shrinkage but it hadn’t grown either which is a constant fear of mine! I have only been on the pills for a little over 4 weeks so it wouldn’t be common to see much change at this time but the fact that it hasn’t grown shows that it is blocking it at least! Obviously you hope to go in and hear that “the pill is working miracles and it’s shrunk by half” but must remember that slow and steady wins the race!

sswtr2

I am now scheduled for a CT on Continue reading