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Posted 2018-01-25T00:57:41Z

Happy Winter Update

On Monday Steve and I met with my oncologist Dr. Stella who gave us the good news that blood work is all normal. Yay!  I still have fatigue but I can tell I am getting better every day. Hey, I am not going to complain about sleeping 9-10 hours a night.

I will continue to receive my herceptin treatment every three weeks, but my last treatment is May 7th! Yay, yay!

I will then get my port removed after that. Yay, yay, yay!

Dr Stella will continue to see me every three months for 2 years. I am blessed to have such a caring, brilliant doctor guiding me on this road.

In February I have appointments with my plastic surgeon, cardiology, radiology and physical therapy. I still am dealing with neuropathy in my feet and some nerve pain in my right arm but those are long term issues that many cancer patients deal with. I will continue getting acupuncture and seeing a psychologist for awhile.

Steve and I are looking forward to visiting our family in Minnesota next week and after the flu season subsides, we will plan a much needed vacation. Now that Steve is retired from the fire department we are enjoying some down time and watching his “epic” beard grow.馃槃

This will be my last update for a while unless something unexpected happens. We hope to give you a final update in May. So, if you have any questions for us just contact us directly.

Thank you all for your continued support and prayers....Happy Winter!

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Comments (10)

  • Tove Opsahl
    Tove Opsahl

    Thank you Roseanne and Steve for updates along the way,been following closely! What great news!! It,s been a long journey for both of you and we hope your visit to Minnesota and later vacation Will give you peace and rest. All the best to you...... Elmer and Tove

    2 years agoReply
  • Virginia (Ginny) Graff
    Virginia (Ginny) Graff

    Love hearing all the "good things"...and hearing the news about May gives me happiness for you and Steve...Do enjoy your family visit...and the vacation you are planing to take.. Though we might not write back and forth so much...know you are in my thoughts and I admire how you have managed to be upbeat through all you have had to endure.. All Good Wishes... Fondly, Ginny

    2 years agoReply
  • Sandy Boes
    Sandy Boes

    Wonderful news! Many happy things ahead!!

    2 years agoReply
  • Susan Cesnik
    Susan Cesnik

    thank you for sharing, Rose (and Steve) ...I'll keep eyes open for you at Supreme! Hope to see you in the near future. :)

    2 years agoReply
  • Heather Obst
    Heather Obst

    What great news! We so appreciated these update from your family "Down under in Oz". We feel we have been able to connect with all your happenings more closely. So pleased you will soon be able to visit your family in Minnesota. Wishing you lots of continued blessings as you continue to heal and spend lots of quality time together with Steve's recent retirement. Lots of Love Heather and John xx

    2 years agoReply
  • James Rowe
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    2 years agoReply
  • Pamela Opsahl McAlister
    Pamela Opsahl McAlister

    Great news enjoy your vacation and Steves retirement.Will continue prayers for good news ahead!

    2 years agoReply
  • Lori Gibson
    Lori Gibson

    What awesome news!!!! Enjoy your trip to Minnesota, as well as the planning for a great vacation together!! So well deserved! Big hugs!!!

    2 years agoReply
  • Lisa White
    Lisa White

    Great news, Rose. And here I was thinking the port had already been removed! Just serves as another example of the positivity you maintain + project. Glad you're feeling better and heading towards the end of your treatment. <3

    2 years agoReply
  • Beth Viney
    Beth Viney

    Fantabulous news Rose! May 7 will be here before you know it! So grateful for the caring medical team you have to support you on this journey. And of course, the newly bearded Steve and JB.....Paws crossed for continued progress!

    2 years agoReply