~~my journey with breast cancer to inform and provide help..I will share my stories in hope that others can heal~
~Meet my warrior angel Jamie~
I started this blog to inform and provide wigs to women that were going through chemo and just could not afford one. Jamie is strong in her mind and fighting ovarian cancer now. I sent her the wig you see her in. I have never met her but I know her through social media. This makes me happy. I wish I could do more but, I too struggle financially. That will never stop me from helping women like Jamie. She is a fighter and her smile always has a place in my heart. She wrote me how much she loved the wig. This is who I am. I have done this many times but never put a face to who I have helped, Jamie is the exception because she embodies everything I stand for in my life. I hope to be doing this for the rest of my life. The whole reason I started this blog was to inform others and tell my journey through breast cancer twice. I had to fight my way back when I discovered I had to have a double mastectomy in 2008. The first bout I had was in 2006. I found it, so women please keep checking. Know your body~ Than, the unthinkable happened three years ago. I started to seep silicone through my implants and had to endure another reconstruction with saline implants this time. I was told that I have silicone artifacts under my sternum.. No, they can't be removed which makes my other auto immune disorders worse .(Fibromyalgia, Grave's Disease, Thyroid Eye Disease.)
Her spirit keeps ME going when I need a push. Jamie you are a STAR! I love you. Thank you for letting me tell others what I do.
UPDATE:AS OF AUGUST 15, 2015 JAMIE IS NOW IN REMISSION.
My grandson was born three years ago and his name is Everest. My daughter Cara Podenski, didn't think I was important enough to see him, talk to him, or even know his name for over three years. When my mother passed away in October I picked up the phone to call Cara . I was in shock since I was not even told my mother was in a nursing home. I had been blocked by my daughter for so long but it didn't stop me from trying . When she picked up the phone it was quite a surprise. I honestly had instinctually thought to call my daughter and we talked for three hours. Later, I was introduced to my grandson and I was "Grandma" .We Skyped, we talked, we laughed. After a few weeks I was so happy I was delirious. I have been filled with pain for so long that it felt as if I was a balloon that had been lying dormant. No air and no flight path. I was forgotten for so long that this new little person was a breath of air.I was floating again. Seattle is far in distance from o…
July 17, 2017 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration today approved Nerlynx (neratinib) for the extended adjuvant treatment of early-stage, HER2-positive breast cancer. For patients with this type of cancer, Nerlynx is the first extended adjuvant therapy, a form of therapy that is taken after an initial treatment to further lower the risk of the cancer coming back. Nerlynx is indicated for adult patients who have been previously treated with a regimen that includes the drug trastuzumab.“HER2-positive breast cancers are aggressive tumors and can spread to other parts of the body, making adjuvant therapy an important part of the treatment plan,” said Richard Pazdur, M.D., director of the FDA’s Oncology Center of Excellence and acting director of the Office of Hematology and Oncology Products in the FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research. “Now, these patients have an option after initial treatment that may help keep the cancer from coming back.”Breast cancer is the most common f…
UPDATE : My ocular specialist has finally told me that I'm ready for eye decompression surgery. I thank God every day for Dr. Thomas Joly. He has patients that come from all over the world to see him. And I was blessed to finally find him after five eye doctors . I knew there Update February 2018 was something wrong with my eyes but I kept getting the brushoff saying I have dry eyes. I would go blind in the middle of the night sometimes. I've been through two years of steroid infusions. It is a temporary fix until my eyes stabilized . In October I will be having the surgery for decompression. I pray this will be the last of my eye surgeries. With this type of surgery there's always a possibility that I could be cross eyed . If that happens and I pray it doesn't, than I will have to have another surgery. Don't ever give uP. I didn't .