Fall 2009: Jake and Nancy learned that Nancy's breast cancer was stage four. Winter 2013: They are still fighting. This is a gathering place to follow their story, offer support, love and prayers... to be by their side.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Team Survivor NW

For those of you haven't heard, Nancy has hooked up with Team Survivor Northwest, an organization which provides physical activities free of charge to cancer survivors in the Seattle area. She is working hard to be ready for this, despite missing some training because of being knocked down by illness recently. She needs to raise $2000 for the endeavor, so if you did not know about this opportunity to support her, here is the link. Just scroll down to her name.

This past weekend Nancy teamed up with her fellow survivors and had a bakesale. That's a lot of muffins to get to 2k! Todat she is having a CT scan, and if she gets positive results, she'll be rewarding herself with a brand new ice pick (engraved, ofcourse)! Our prayers and thoughts are lifting you up, Nancy!

(Nancy is on the far left in the front row).

Monday, May 17, 2010

An update

Hello friends,

I transitioned to hormone therapy (as opposed to chemotherapy) about 6 weeks ago and so far, so good. The treatment is much easier to take since it is only a pill a day, though I still go in for monthly infusions of Zometa to treat my bone mets. I'll likely also have a scan this week to double check that the cancer is all stable or improving and will post something when we get results.

With a break from chemo, Jake and I decided to take a badly needed vacation. We ended up spending 8 days in beautiful Spain, where were did loads of site seeing and relaxing, but also celebrated with our friends, Brit and Jenny, who were married in a beautiful little fishing village on the coast. Their destination wedding was the main reason we picked Spain as a vacation spot and it was absolutely wonderful.
Unfortunately I caught a really awful bug on the trip home and have been sick for the past week including two visits to the ER. Thankfully, it is nothing cancer-related, just a horrible case of sinusitis. As of today, I'm finally getting a little better.

On a more positive note, I have joined up with a group of women cancer survivors through an organization called Team Survivor NW and have started training for a mountain climb later this summer. The goal is to climb to the summit of Mount Adams, the 3rd highest peak in Washington State at 12,500 feet. If I can stay well enough, I should be able to make it to the top! If anyone is interested in sponsoring me (this is a fund raising event for Team Survivor), you may do so at http://teamsurvivornw.org/index.php?pg=66. Click on the line "Click here to make a donation towards the Mt. Adam's Fundraising Climb" hyperlink and scroll down until you see my name. For those of you who have already donated, thank you very much!! The climb has given me a great goal to work toward and I believe physical activity is one of the best things I can do for my health.