Cancer round 2

Thanks all for the calming words regarding my last post.

I have to say after celebrating what should have been8 yrs NED in June, the news Friday that I have a monster growing within my right lung stole whatever couth and diomacy I had.

A few mind numbing drinks, some scream/cry therapy and research leads me to today.

I have an appointment tomorrow afternoon  with the thoracic critical care specialist for a consultation and likely biopsy.

My reading tells me that I need the results to come back as non-small cell type vs small cell as the non has a better chance of survival.

There is a .5% chance the growth is benign, but I think deep down I know the truth.

It's OK.

I do better with information because knowing what I am up against, my options only fuel a rage directed towards the alien trying g to steal my breath and my future.

I'm a visual gal, so I created a 3D model of what I'm up against.

3x5x8 cm

She's not pretty.

I'm fully expecting surgery to remove the lobe(s) or lung entirely followed by chemo/radiation to clean up any residual cells.

Stay tuned. I'll update after I meet with the fabulous lung guy.



Helen Marshall, Carol threw a punch at your cancer.
4 people sent you a prayer.
5 people sent you a hug.
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Cancer is just not fair. I am praying for you and can so relate with your emotions.
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Thinking about you, Bobbi. Hugs.
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Hope you get that BEAST out of your life one more time!
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Yeppers.. If you're go na do it do it "right." Well, this motivates me to make a point to check-in daily. 😵😿🦵👎💉💊
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Vital Info


February 19, 2013

Edson, Canada T7E1J

April 24, 1976

Cancer Info

Cervical Cancer

Lung Cancer


February 12, 2013

Stage 2

4.1 - 5.0 cm


the fear of the unknown, what could happen to my family if things go south

to never stop fighting, to accept help when offered, and to support others as it lifts your spirits too!

just kick my tail when I get too low, assist with my kids and their routine, be a friend and listener to my hubby

the help of using MRI vs CT with treatment, not detection.

Hugs, and a reminder life is what it is. a gift no matter how short...

Cross Cancer Institute of Edmonton

Eat what they tell you to, excercise when able, and breathe

Stay pissed off as anger helps to motivate you. When you accept and stop fighting, you stop... period.

May 16, 2013

abnormal bleeding between periods, after/during intercourse, pelvic pain, painful intercourse

5 chemotherapy sessions with cisplatin over 5 weeks


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