So I have crappy news as an update this time. Although the intrathecal (IT) herceptin is going well I've been experiencing an increase in shortness of breath with increased movement for the past month or so. I had a chest X-Ray that showed the cancer is back in my lung.... So today I started "regular" chemo (Abraxane IV) which is given every week, but since I'm there for the IT injection it's fine. I just keep swimming and am thankful that I still get around well, have a good quality of life and most importantly can still take good care of my kids (thanks to Jason for stepping up and doing extra and of course my parents too!).
I'll have an echocardiogram scheduled Monday as a routine check of my heart function while on these medications, will continue with my treatment regimen, and keep Faith bigger than my fear!
"She was unstoppable. Not because she did not have failures or doubts. But because she continued on despite them" Beau Taplin
"Becoming fearless isn't the point. That's impossible.
It's learning how to control your fear. And how to be free from it."