Hi everyone, it's been a while since I updated you on Mum's journey.
Since my last update a lot has been happening!
Thanks to the love and support of everyone both emotionally and financially we have been blessed enough to be able to start Mum's immunotherapy treatment which is an absolute godsend at the moment. Without this paid treatment things might not be so great for Mum right now as her chemo has not reacted too well with her body and she has only had half of the treatments scheduled.
Her oncologist however is not concerned, as she was given large doses initially so will be still working in her body.
A positive sign is that her Breast Lump has reduced significantly and her nipple has also popped back out (so far by look and feel - need to have scan to confirm). Then depending on what they see in the scan they want to operate and remove the breast and lymph nodes with the breast cancer asap so very very positive on that primary breast cancer. That way they will be able to focus on the primary lung cancer alone - as having to have chemo drugs for not one but two PRIMARY CANCERS has just been to overwhelming on her body.
All in all Mum has turned a corner in her mindset which is amazing! She is so determined to fight this and is doing her best to continue a normal life. Obviously a few weeks off the chemo has her feeling almost normal again.
As for Dad, well he gets to have a new looking wife every day as she has shaved her head (as hair started falling out almost from the first chemo session) and now she is getting used to and loving her new wigs and beanies. Blonde one day, Brunette the next ... and with the wigs comes a cheeky smile and attitude .. god I love her!!
Finally Mum is being an absolute super star with everything she is having to deal with right now. Her fight game is real strong. With $64,570.23 raised so far, we are so close to getting the full $70,000 she needs to complete the full treatment.
Thank you all for your support and thank goodness for this treatment as her body is having real issues with chemo. #cancersucks #prayformum x
Small disclosure: she wouldn't have the pic taken without makeup so I snuck it and then did a sneaky makeup filter on her hehe #whocaresshelooksgreat