From August 21, 2017

What’s next …

Journal entry by Abigail Johnston — 

Saw the medical oncologist today and discussed the medication that they will use next to treat my cancer. Starting Ibrance and Letrozole now. Hope is that I will be able to reach NEAD which stands for no evidence of active disease. The odd thing about this phase of my journey is that there is more time between scans and it’s a big change from having dr appointments every day. The way that the dr explained these meds is that it takes time for them to build up in my system and even if there is a small progression of the cancer while they build up, that’s still ok. Hard to think in those terms but still learning how to set expectations.

Next steps …

Xgeva and Lupron shots this week

Scheduling a PET scan

Starting meds once pharmacy is worked out

Oophorectomy on 9/11

Working on building my stamina right now as I get tired so easily. PT is still twice a week. Going to be released from no lifting this week and will be focusing on staying active and working on conditioning.

Thank you to everyone who has continued to check in and continued to support my family while I’m still adjusting. We are so blessed.

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