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.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Two weeks to Mt. Adams

Hello friends and family! I had a great birthday on Saturday, thank you for all the emails and phone calls. I celebrated with my group from Team Survivor with another beautiful training hike. My favorite hike so far this year was a couple weeks ago when our group climbed to Camp Muir at 10,200 feet, the base camp on Mt. Rainier. It was a perfectly sunny, clear day and we had so much fun! Hiking on a giant snow field was really amazing and the most fun of all was glissading down the mountain (hiker-speak for sliding on your butt).
I have been off work for almost 10 months and it has really been therapeutic, but I am planning to go back the first of October. My energy level and health are good as Femara continues to work its magic while giving me a more normal quality of life compared to chemo. I'll continue getting monthly Zometa treatments (forever I guess), but the side effects are virtually non-existent and stay on Femara for as long as it continues to be effective.
THANK YOU again to everyone who has donated to my climb. There is still time to donate if you are interested.
Here is the donation link to Team Survivor
...and here is the link to our team blog where you can follow our progress.