Month: June 2015

Lori’s 34th Birthday

We finally got all of the details together for Lori’s party.
It’s an open invitation to any/all who can attend on July 11th at
my parent’s house in Lafayette, IN. Lori’s cousin put together a
nice invitation. It has also been posted on Lori’s Facebook
page.

Birthday Invite

It’s a whole weekend of events, but the main attraction is her
actual party on Saturday night, 11 July. The party begins at 5 PM
with games/drinks/appetizers/,…

Karen Wellington Foundation

A couple of months ago, one of our awesome neighbors nominated Lori for a trip sponsored through the Karen Wellington Foundation (KWF) for LIVING with breast cancer. Their motto is #FunNow and they gather funds/resources and organize all-expenses-paid vacations for women living with breast cancer and their families. Karen Wellington, the namesake, was diagnosed with breast cancer when she was 30 and she passed away at age 40 in 2007. Apparently, she was even spunkier than Lori in life, and she had a dream of setting up a foundation like this.

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That’s More Like It

Last week, we had an appointment with Lori’s new oncologist at our local hospital, Dr. Marinella. He seemed very knowledgeable, and he knew Lori’s history well. His recommendation was to stay on the Cisplatin, but he also wanted her to visit a local radiation doc to look at her brain metastases again. That was great news to us because we had all but given up hope on her being well enough again to even consider getting that treatment. She has really been looking well lately, and Dr. M was actually surprised by her condition when he met her. He told us that he didn’t know what he would see at this initial appointment, but he expected much worse after reviewing her discharge papers from IU (she was in such bad shape). Oh, and he specifically remarked about how amazed he was that he had a patient who had been seen by so many popular oncologists.
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Doing Well

This past week, Lori has been doing well. Her pain is still a zero so I think we have that whooped for now. She is tired however, and this means she naps, and she can’t lift much weight. People scold her all the time about how she does too much, but she’s kind of annoyed by that and doesn’t listen anyhow. I almost never tell her to slow down anymore because I just prefer to let her live however she wants to live. Her mind is strong and has adjusted to the Oxy so she thinks clearly unless she’s very tired. These are good days for her though, and we never take these good days for granted!

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