Soccer games, birthday parties, laundry etc.. Life activities don’t stop just because you have cancer. Although, it feels like it should. Today I feel better, because at least now I have a plan. BUT, chemo?!?! I hoped beyond hope that I could just have surgery and radiation, like my mom did. Chemo makes me very nervous. More then everything else. I am feverishly doing research to figure out how I can avoid it; because I know more then the doctors, right? Alethea, has a friend who works for the company who makes Herceptin. She tells us about TD-M1, this new drug that works on HER2 positive cells and without the negative effects of chemotherapy. I do everything to find out how I can use this TD_M1–then I hit the roadblock when I find out that the FDA has not yet approved it. So the glimmer of hope that I had to not do chemo is over.
Today is Gabriella’s bday party. Thank goodness, my dear friend Michelle made cupcakes and frosting for this. I didn’t have any energy for more baking-baked out. Kathy comes over and we open up a bottle of wine and begin the “Cupcake War” themed party. These 3 little girls have a future in baking. I really was impressed. Tonight, I actually had 5 minutes go by where I didn’t think about cancer–refreshing.