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Long time.....

Hello All,

Yes, it that it's been far too long since I posted on this blog.  Last I wrote I was just before I started treatment in Mexico.  

The reason I haven't written is that it was quite the 'rollercoaster' ride over the past several weeks.  Unfortunately, as some of you know, I became very ill around mid April....a confounding factor due to some heart medications that were wrong for me.  Long story short, it took me a few weeks to pull myself back and I'm still working on it! Thus writing this post was not high on my list!

The fact of the matter is I think I've learned that this blog will NOT be the best form of communication for you to find out what's going on over here.  I think writing this has found a permanent place on my "Low Priority" list.  It's not that I don't want to share what is going on, what I"m learning, who I'm meeiting, etc. but moreover it takes an energy I don't have right now.   So, please know that I welcome a call if you like, OR you may know someone who is "in the know" (I do have a few 'angels' that keep tabs on me) that you can ask, if you are interested.  Unfortunately I am also not big on email.....still burnt out from all the work email, dontcha know!

To be honest, I have yet to 'retire'....traveling down to TJ daily and spending several hours a day at that was like a full time job! I'm happy to be finished with that phase now.....I'm ready to experience some leisure time!

I am in phase 2 of my treatment now....supplements, oral chemo, injections....keep going with this for 8 weeks.  I am redoing my PET scan at the end of June....I will get the results early July when I meet (ugh) with the oncologist.  THAT should be a very interesting appt depending on the outcome of this scan!  Wish me luck on that one....

Once I get through that, folks, I'm off to Hawaii for 10 days starting July 11...going to spend time with my with my little brother and his family.  Can't wait.....

That's it for now....I'm feeling well, far far better than before.  

Thank you all for your continued prayers, well wishes, cards, and so on.  It makes a difference....no doubt about that....and means very much to me.

Be well everyone!

Ann

 

 

Susan threw a punch at your cancer.
Debbie&Tommy sent you a hug.
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Prayers that all goes well with scan and doctor's visit. Most especially - we're so glad you're heading to Hawaii with Robert, Kelsey, and Meria!

And the therapy is.....

I have to write to tell you all that the visit to Dr. Munoz in Tijuana was just amazing!  The purpose of this visit was to review the results of my lab tests and the chemo-sensitivity test.  

Cheyenne and I successfully walked to the clinic (and back!) and it is not a difficult trip at all.  It was good to have her with me to hear all of the results and I hope it was encouraging for her as well!

In brief here are the key points:

1. By the cancer markers (Dr. M ran 3, in the US they typically run one), the cancer does not appear to be going like wild fire.  If you saw my markers in a healthy person you would say they now have the probablility of getting cancer, not that it is present.  So, since we know I have active cancer, it says it is not super wild.  YES!

2. From the chemo sensitivity test: The chemo Oncology wants to use (Gemcitabine) is NOT  the most effective.  It's pretty effective, but there are two others that are MORE effective and can be given in small doses with nearly NO toxicity as it can be combined with insulin (insulin potentiated therapy).  

3. All of my other labs all look great....those of a healthy woman.  My immune system is working and I am in a good place to go full on attack now.

The therapy that will be used is extensive so I'll just highlight the sections:

1. Low dose insulin potentiated chemo.

2. Whole Body Hyperthermia.

3. Metabolic therapies (a very long list...these are the natural therapies determined from the Greek test to be most effective),

4. Hormone therapy (perhaps...it picked up cells of my "old" cancer...the one that was estrogen sensitive.)

5. Immune therapy (which includest  two vaccines made from my blood (autologous); one that re-programs (modulates) the immune system and the other isolates dendritic cells and trains them to identify and destroy cancer cells)  This is a long list of very interesting approaches.....and it will be determined which, beyond the vaccines, will be used as we move along.

6. Supplements:  I'll meet with a dietitian to review supplements, etc.  Apparently she is of the Gerson therapy method which involves juicing.  I'm on that already, so I have a jump start....  

So, my trips will begin tomorow and be daily.  I'll go early in the morning and be back by noon or so.  Often I'll have somone with me, and sometimes I won't.  Cheyenne can attest to the fact that it is a relatively safe trip....I think the biggest danger is tripping on the broken pavement or getting hit by a crazy driver!

All in all, I'm feeling pretty good!  Please remember that the limiting factor is my heart...NOT the cancer.  It's the shortness of breath and chronic cough that keep me from doing all that I used to.  And it makes me tired...  BUT we're working on that as well....as I mentioned before, Dr. Munoz is far more concerned about my heart than the cancer!  I have MORE questions in to my cardiologist and I'll let you know if there are any significant changes there...  

That's it for now...time to go juice some veggies.  

Be Well and Happy Easter Time!

Ann

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Robert, Joanna threw a punch at your cancer.
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That sounds great...all but the whole body Hyperthermia. I'll be interested to hear how they do that.
Great news. Glad you aren't going to take Gemcitabine! I will look up the insulin potentiated therapy. Sounds very interesting. Glad it's an easy trip as well.
Susan
I hope you will have someone walking with you to the clinic every day. I am working on a passport. Anita
I've decided, Ann, that your journey should be novelized and reflect the buttons on your blog page. Instead of "Eat, Pray, Love" your title should be "Fight, Pray, Hug" :-) Love you, Big Sis.

Ann Supporters, if you get a chance, take a day and go down with her. Not only will you experience Tijuana differently, but keeping company with my Sis is a scream! :-)
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Love the idea, Robert! And thank you for putting out there that anyone with a passport is welcome to come down!
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