This one snuck up on me

Yesterday was my 4-year cancerversary. It snuck up on me for sure – but it’s not like I forgot about it. It’s always in the back of my mind. Happily though, Paul totally forgot about it. Which I’m fine with. It’s not a ‘versary I like to dwell on too much.

I spent a cozy, delicious day snuggled at home with Peter. I had plans to run an errand or two – but ended up nesting at home with my new little bug instead. It was heaven. Until the witching hour that is. Around dinnertime, literally, everybody in our house was grousing. Peter was crying for a feed, Nora was melting down after a long day at daycare, Maisey was plead-barking at the back door to be let out for a potty – and Paul and I were divided in separate rooms tending to the tiny humans. It was perfectly imperfect. I felt like crying, but chuckled in my head instead. I suppose these are life’s little moments!

Some updates for you on the cancer front:

Earlier this summer, I was accepted into a clinical trial for TNBC survivors. The trial is by Cynvenio and they believe that they can perform a biopsy on our blood to detect whether we’re having a recurrence up to 8 months before current tests could catch it. The trial is specifically for triple negative folks like myself. I don’t have to do a whole heck of a lot except give my blood 4 times a year. I thought I’d get kicked out of the trial b/c I missed the second draw due to bedrest with Peter. But they were cool about it and let me miss one draw and stay in the study.

One of these days when I have some time I’ll post more details about the trial itself. I’m sure you can google it if you’re really curious. Who knows if it actually can detect what it says it can — but that’s the point of the trial, right? I’m happy to participate and do my small part to help advance science.

I’ll leave you with some scrumptious pics of the kids and a hilarious video of Nora and Peter, enjoy!

5 thoughts on “This one snuck up on me

  1. I did not forget 10/11/12 but was reluctant to call…rather just wanted to focus on all the positives since then…especially Nora and Peter.

  2. Well I like the way you celebrated your cancerversary – by living your life well, surround by love and cute kiddos! Love the photos and the video is adorable!

  3. Yay…more pictures…you know how to cater to this crowd. But don’t fret, when we are done with the pix, we do in fact pay attention to your thoughtful voice and information….very well done…keep up. Thinking of all. Love.

  4. Hello Andrea,

    Congratulations on so many things: survival, gorgeous Nora and your little bundle of you, Peter.
    As a person who is also in the ivf rollercoaster, im very much observativevof my breast health. I read your posts how you discovered lump. If you dont mind, i would like to ask you the following:
    1. Was the lump painful?
    2. How big was it upon discovery?
    3. Have you ever thought that hollistic approach could have helped you instead of chemo and wverything else?

    I apologize if any of the questions was not apropriate.

    Thank you in advance.
    I wish you long and happy life with your family,

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