Thursday, July 22, 2010

I'm Back!

We are back from our vacation to Alaska. A great time was had by all. We were amazed by the beauty of the inside passage. Vacouver, BC is a very, very cool city too. That is where our cruise started. We were spoiled rotten on the ship for 7 days, followed by 2 days in Anchorage before we flew home. I felt fantastic the whole time. The swelling in my hand and arm has come down considerably. I am convinced heat and humidity have something to do with the swelling. I told the nurse at the oncology office that I think vacations should be prescribed for every patient about a month after chemo treatments are finished. (That way the insurance company could pay for it!)

I have a pretty big day scheduled for next week Thursday, July 29. First, at 1:00, I will have my 3 week dose of herceptin. There is a suspicious spot on my back that needs to come off by Dr. Dodde and that is scheduled for 4:00. It will be biopsied once it is removed. Please pray for good results on that.

The mastectomy is scheduled for August 9. I hope to spend lots of time by the water with friends and family between now and then. And yes, I hope to go back to teaching in the fall.



  1. Hi Robin, I'm glad you had a great vacation. If only we had more "influence" on the insurance companies. I'd just like them to pay for all newly diagnosed women to get the BRCA test done.

    My best to you in the coming weeks. Go get, em, girl.

  2. Glad you had a great trip and were feeling good! I'll be praying for you over the next couple of weeks with your doctors appointments and upcoming mastectomy.

  3. Dear Robin,

    So glad the trip was wonderful! What great memories for your family!! Looking forward to spending time with you soon. :) Continuing to pray for strength and courage for you with all that you will be facing. You are so strong!! Keep up the great fight!!

    Corla :)

  4. We're glad to hear you had a great trip and that the swelling is going down. Now enjoy your boat time - and we'll say some extra prayers for you on Thursday!

    Melissa & Lauren

  5. I knew your vacation would be wonderful-can't wait to see pictures and talk to you!!
    I will be thinking about you and praying every night.
    God is so good!
    You are strong!
    Much love,

  6. Hi Robin.
    I should be "in." My News Feed in Facebook is especially for you today.
    God bless you and your family.

  7. Sounds like good news so far,
    Robin. We are thankful.