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Mary K. Mennenga
I do the best I can with what I've got. The only thing I can control is myself!
I do the best I can with what I've got. The only thing I can control is myself!
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Something I did not know, a real game changer moment for me.

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I learned in August I have Cancer.
2016 started out great! Nacho and I were doing a lot of walking, on track to walk over 600+ miles. On August 11th I learned I have "HER2" positive infiltrating ductal carcinoma with insufficient inflammatory components. The Nottingham grade 3 of 3 with a sc...

2016 started out great! Nacho and I were doing a lot of walking, on track to walk over 600+ miles. On August 11th I learned I have "HER2" positive infiltrating ductal carcinoma with insufficient inflammatory components. The Nottingham grade 3 of 3 with a score 8 of 9. It's a fast growing form of cancer. Nacho and I spent time reinforcing his training. Before my scheduled surgery on September 16th for a Bilateral Mastectomy. The recovery was slow, walking with Nacho was the best therapy for me. We started out walking around the block, on the 25th we walked our first mile, I was even happier then Nacho Man was! By the time I started the infusion process, on the 20th of October. Nacho and I had walked 42 miles starting to feel good.

Started the generic form of Herceptin Trastuzumab that uses a weak chemo-drug for delivery on October 20th. This will be done every three week's for one year. Normally this is done along with 4 other Chemo-drug's because of my m.s. doing that, would likely activate my immune system, causing a worst outcome. very little research, has been done doing it this way. Making this my only option Being stage 2 and fast growing it's worth a shot.

Asked how would we know it's working? Doctor the cancer doesn't come back, the flip side is, if it comes back, there nothing else we can do. After Thursday I'll be half way done, have a few side effects drinking a lot of water helps. Doing blood test making sure my numbers are good. After my third treatment the vein's in my arms could not be used, so I had to have a port put in.
Nacho and I did walk 600 Miles in 2016, hope we can match that again this year.

I've found staying positive, is easier. When I look forward instead of looking over my shoulder. I don't want to trip over a small stone in front of me now! 

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My second Birthday to fall on Mothers day.
This time I spent it here at home, walking Nacho and just hanging out at home. It was a good day, many people wished me a Happy birthday on Facebook, that was nice. One friend put a nice looking cake, another had a bit of fun with a cake with candles on it ...

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    Spent most of last year walking with Nacho, taking a few photo's along the way. Nacho and I walked 553 miles taking 247 hours in 176 walks, replacing 3 sets of wheels on stand up walker, 3 pairs of walking shoes. For the first time walking all 12 months...

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My Nacho
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What Happened?
When did I go wrong? How did I get to this point? No way to turn back the clock! To change what I didn't or did do? Is there a way to fix the choices I made? What do I do now? Let go of regret! & Learn grow The journey of my life continues Reminding me Chan...

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