I heard from Liz today. She's doing okay, but the scans found a 2cm tumor on her liver and she will probably have to have surgery to remove it. She is also looking at more chemo for new spots in her bones. Her tumor marker jumped from 90-something to 160-something in just a couple of months. She's having trouble logging into her blog and her tech is also having problems, too. I suspect that she'll be back at it after it's fixed. In the meantime, continue sending out good thoughts for her . . . she was the one person who contacted me to tell me what kind of side effects she has from taking Xeloda and Tykerb. She's also going on her seventh(?) recurrence of breast cancer. I think she's been battling this disease for almost 13 years?, something like that. Think of her when you see those pink ribbons. Liz is kinda like a mentor for me - she's got a take-no-prisoners approach and the spirit and energy that makes you wish that this disease can be knocked out of her body for good. Thanks, everyone!
P.S. I'm doing well, if WAY too damn busy at work. My mind is going a million miles an hour after two conversations on two completely different but new projects and a lecture I attended. Sheesh . . . better update my "to-do" list. What the heck did I promise this time? : )
Friday, October 10, 2008