Third time is a charm?

Okay, just to quickly get this off my chest…THIS SUCKS! Even my doctor said the same words to me yesterday. My tumor marker came back and now is 6 times the normal amount since I do like to set records. I am thankful to have my family here with me especially my mom and sister…nothing like a little girl power! I am scheduled for a PET scan next week, UCLA has a few trials that they will see if my old samples match any of these (new gene typing). Otherwise, back to the old drawing board of drawing my eyebrows, that is. Chemo will begin in January. I have 2 choices of drugs that are FDA approved that I haven’t tried yet. The rest, I have either tried before or are not “proven” to help. Considering in 2011, the FDA only approved 35 drugs in all (these are ALL drugs), I expect to go rogue if I have to….As always, I am going to stay strong and positive, but to see my Alex cry and ask me why this is happening, only makes me want to fight harder. Off to shower away my anger!


5 Responses to “Third time is a charm?”

  1. Lisa Schuman Nyhus Says:

    Oh Joanie that does suck!! I’m so.sotry:(

  2. Pendar Says:

    I am so happy you are surrounded by your wonderful family…I will keep you in my prayers now and every day…

  3. Valerie G. Says:

    I am so sorry! I can’t even imagine. Keep fighting the fight! Thinking of you often as I keep up with your blog. Hugs!

  4. Joanie Says:

    I am still a teeny bit angry, but this morning found an email from the chief of my team who said, “No worries, we will get through this together.” I am so lucky to have such an incredible team of doctors. I am so happy I have a great worldwide team of support!!
    Buon a Natale e Buon 2012 a tutti noi!

  5. Sandra Says:

    Keep fighting girl!!!!

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