18 December 2014

Same treatment, different day...

I know lots of folks say this, but does it feel like the older you get the faster time flies by?!! 


And this in every 3 weeks goes fast!   It's very routine these days (I don't even remember what dose # I'm on these days!)!  Blood work looked good.  Blood pressure right about where it needs to be!  Pluse was racing.   I think it's because I seem to have messed up my calf muscle (more to come on that once I fugure out what's going on!!) so it took a lot of energy to walk to my appointment today! 

It was a beautiful day :).  The seagulls were all just hanging out watching the world go by!  Of course until I disturbed them with pictures lol!  

A brief moment to reflect... Hard to believe that in January I will have been in this trial 2 years!   It was about this time 2 years ago I was feeling my worst!  Increase pain in the tumors in my lymph nodes in my abdomen, neuropathy symptoms from taking Yervoy, the worst anxiety/panick attacks I've ever experienced!  Seems like forever ago!  That was the last time I got bad scan results! 

Hope everyone had a fantastic day!  And ready for the holidays!!  

Cheers,
Erin!


27 November 2014

Scan results in!

A quick post.  I have some other updates to provide also...

3 month scans yesterday - still show nothing new or growing!   January will mark 2 years of the trial and good scans.  

Have a great Thanksgiving everyone!!

19 November 2014

Another football Sunday

I was in Milwaukee last weekend to visit some college friends and head to the Green Bay packers game!   Apparently I have switched from being a life long Vikings fan to a Green Bay packers fan.  :).  

It's always great to spend time with some awesome college friends!   And the packers totally dominated over the Eagles!  (Oh yeah...  And the seats weren't too bad either! Thanks Lisa!)

Hope everyone has a fabulous thanksgiving!



08 November 2014

Saturday morning ABC's...

Acupuncture, brunch, and coffee (with a swing thru Central Park!)

Last weekend I thought, I'll take it easy!   Apparently I don't really know how to do that!   I've been fighting either fall allergies/sinus infection for the last few weeks.  It may be a combination of both (plus either NYC air quality or keytruda have given me constant sinus issues!).  

Anyway, to help I get acupuncture.   So I got up early to head in to the city!  I figured since I was up and there it would be nice to meet a friend for brunch!  So I strolled from the upper east side to the upper west side - conveniently through Central Park!   This really is one of my favorite spots in NYC any time of the year.  

It was a bit chilly but a beautiful, sunny, fall day in the park!  See the following pictures:

A rosebud in Shakespeare's garden

Every time I venture in the park I find something new 
Fabulous fall day!
Belvedere castle

Always well worth the walk thru the park!
Hope everyone has a great weekend!  Off to Wisconsin for a friends birthday and another packers game!   

Cheers,
Erin 

Ps - for those keeping track, I did have treatment last Thursday (nov 6th)!  All still looking good.  Scans coming up in the 21st!

01 November 2014

Hey Team!

(I didn't realize this didn't publish.  That's what I get for using the app on my phone). 

So for those keeping tabs...  I have another round of treatment on Thursday Oct 16th!  I swear on treatment days it is gloomy and raining when I head in to the city.  Please see picture:

Nothing to major from this round.  Same old same old!  Other than waiting longer than I expected, but that's normal!  Still trying to figure out when I stop taking the treatment since I am having good results and its FDA approved now!

Luckily on my way home - sunshine!

Another busy week for me this week!  Was in Atlanta area Monday and Tuesday and Connecticut the rest of the week!  Need a dull moment, that's for sure!!

Hope everyone is having a great week!
Cheers!
Erin

Go Pack Go

For those that know me, I grew up in Minnesota and was raised a Vikings fan.  I went to college in Wisconsin and lived there in total of 12 years or so.   My friends have always been trying to convert me to being a packer fan lol!   Well, guess I finally gave in!  Haha!  

Last weekend I had several friends meeting in New Orleans for the packers game.  I hadn't planned on joining them but last minute decided why not?   So I headed on down to Louisiana!   It was a great time catching up with friends.   Bummer the packers lost, but the saints are hard to beat at home!  


This weekend I decided to take it easy and stay home :) Hope everyone had a fantastic halloween!



Cheers,
Erin

09 October 2014

The Magic Kingdom

What do you do when you're in Orlando and have an afternoon of free time?  Head to the magic kingdom!   

It was interesting to check out.  If I had more time I would have waited in some of the longer lines...  But to help maximize walking the whole park I tried to stick to lines that said 30 min or less.   I did manage to walk Swiss family Robinson's tree house :) some jungle boat tour? With a 'cast member' that had some really bad jokes haha!  I tried to see pirates of the Caribbean but it was 'closed for a technical issue'.  I hoped on a raft over to Tom Sawyer and Hucks private island :) with a stroll over the barrel bridge!

It's Halloween season at the magic kingdom!  I'm sure it's great to see at Christmas time also!   After I sat thru the goofy  parrot tiki room show and getting 'in the tiki, tiki tiki, tiki room... ��' song stuck in my head it was time to go for another silly song 'it's a small world after all...' 

Some of characters were a little creepy haha!  Some other highlights included haunted mansion, space mountain (duo not sure how I like a roller coaster in complete darkness!), speedway racecars (which were really SLOW), and the carousel of progress. Guess all things considerd, I did get a lot in for only being there a few hours!  Finished off with watching the electric street parade? Light show on the castle and a few fireworks! 

Now back to jersey tonight!  Will be nice to spend a few nights in my own bed :)

Cheers,
Erin 
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