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.

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Cancer on the move

In typical Nancy fashion, when she and Jake received some disappointing scan results, her positive, fighting spirit was NOT hindered. She writes:

Dear family and friends,

We've had an eventful couple weeks.  I had a scan last week and the cancer is on the move again, this time progressing in my liver and bones.  Dr. Rinn wants me back on chemo immediately, so Monday this week I got a new port and had my first infusion on Wed.  The latest chemo is called Navelbine, which is gentle as far as side effects.  I won't lose my hair and will be able to continue working full time, aside from weekly trips for infusions.  Navelbine (or Navy Bean as I like to call it) has a reputation for being well tolerated, some patients are on it for years.

On a much happier note, we had a photo shoot on Wed evening with a photographer from Swedish.  They are doing a story about us for one of their upcoming publications, which I will share when it is finished.  The photographer had the idea to take the photos with our friends and dogs down at the beach park.  Here's a link to some of the photos (note - won't work on iPad because it uses flash). PHOTOS -Nancy


Larry Asher said...


Rosanne Olson is one of the most highly regarded photographers in Seattle -- and you can sure see why. Those are wonderful, wonderful photos. Did you get to meet my dear friend and colleague, Angela Turk, at the photo shoot?

Of course, best wishes for the days ahead. Please know that your cheerleaders will be cheerleading till they're hoarse!


Momma T said...

Way to go Nancy! The photos are so lovely. My goodness Kirkland is something remarkable down by the water. And your friends look ever so joyful for you. God Bless and keep you dearest one.

sincity21dealer said...

You look so beautiful, Nancy. Love the Bulldogs. My Dad has one. How do you sleep with all the snoring? LOL!

Sounds like you're getting excellent care at Swedish Hospital. I was actually born there more years ago than I care to remember:o)

Take care,

Peggy Hegner (from BCO)