3 of 10 days of radiation are complete. I’m pretty tired, but I’m not sure it’s because of radiation. There’s just too much going on and I’m struggling to keep up, even with not doing any cooking or cleaning. I’m sure this triggers a “what can I do to help” thought from many friends and family, which I love…but I can’t pass off parenting, appointments with kids and choir concerts.

I got my biopsy results back and it’s the same cancer as before – Breast Cancer ER Positive. The oncologist recommends doing a “liquid biopsy” test from my blood before we start treatment. This blood sample would hopefully allow us to detect cancer dna in the blood and test for other mutations/weaknesses that we could target later in trials. So it looks like I’ll be stopping by the oncology office one day next week to get that blood test done.

For now, we have the difficult decision of choosing a treatment plan. The two options are: 1) Xeloda chemo pill or 2) Faslodex shot + Ibrance light chemo pill. Both are just as effective in treating the kind of cancer I have. I’ve asked questions of both my oncologist and nautropath Dr. and have done some research. Looking at the list of side effects makes me want to cry. I know they are just possibilities….but the fact that I’m looking at treatment for the rest of my life with no end in site…I just want to cry.

While this decision is tough to make, these are the options we are looking at right now. Thanks for understanding and not offering alternatives.

Please pray that we’ll be able to relax this weekend and also for wisdom as we make this decision. Thanks!

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