Ruth's musings

I have been dealing with breast cancer for a while, and have been sharing my journey with friends, family, and prayer partners. This blog brings all my updates together in one place, and leaves me free to muse on other parts of my life. Thanks for visiting!

Sunday, April 06, 2008

Ruth Update, April 6, 2008

Dear Friends, Relatives, and Prayer Partners,

My week has been pretty uneventful. No particular treatments, except for the oral medication, which continues into Tuesday, and then I have a week off, before they fire me up again.

This week will be a little busier. I have an appointment with my oncologist on Wednesday, followed by an Aredia treatment. That is the IV medication meant to strengthen my bones. I get it every four weeks, and it is usually pretty easy to take. I get chemotherapy every three weeks. One of these days, I am going to spend a really long time in that chair when the treatments land on the same day. Both of them are long infusions, that is, they have to go in slowly, so it will pretty much take care of a day.

Also, Paul and I have signed up for the Komen Race for the Cure on June 7th in Washington, DC. We have joined a team sponsored by a fellow survivor at the church where I work, Living Savior Lutheran Church, and our team designation is "LSL Team LSLC" Here is a shortened link to the team page:

From that page, you can contribute to the team, contribute to an individual, or, even better, join the team and run (with Paul) or walk (with me). As I understand it, the runners go for 5K, and the walkers only commit to a mile, but I will let you know more details after we get our race packets. If you want to just send us a check to support us, I imagine that can be done. Again, I will let you know details as I learn them. (Edited to add: There are links to donation forms on the individual participant pages, just beneath the "thermometer." Print the page and follow the directions to send in a check with the form so the individual will get the "credit")

Thank you to everyone who has supported my friend Lisa Latall in her fund raising for the Avon Three-Day walk for Breast Cancer. She has surpassed her original goal of $1,800 and her second goal of $2,000. Her current total is $2,221.20. Yay, Lisa! Paul and I hope to be there when she starts the walk, but even if we can't, we will be with her in spirit.

Get your mammograms. Do your self-exams.




  • At 8:21 AM, Blogger Rick said…

    Thanks for the comment on my blog. I have a greater appreciate for your curent post than I would have just a few years ago. I am very sorry for all the "stuff" you're having to go through. Cancer is a very ugly thing - won't heaven be nice!?!

  • At 3:30 PM, Blogger Brenda said…

    I saw your comment on Rick's blog. I'm sorry you have cancer. I will remember to pray for you as often as I can.

  • At 7:01 AM, Blogger datatech57 said…

    Thanks, Rick and Brenda. I appreciate the prayers, and the hope of heaven!



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