Some good things and some difficult things arise as the summer passes. We're spending time at the lake house trying to beat the heat. We've even been able to find a tube with a nice seat so that Karen can do a bit of floating.
The chemo has been taking it's toll yet it continues to slow the cancer's advance. We've decided (along with her oncologist) to cut back a little. We were on for an infusion once a week for three weeks and then a week off. The new schedule is two weeks on then a week off. It's a risk but calcium levels are low, blood pressure is low and fatigue is becoming more of a problem. Breathing is getting difficult again and we keep upping the supplemental oxygen levels. Probably fluid is building again around the lungs. Karen did an xray yesterday and we'll get the results Monday. Draining the fluid is an absolute nightmare of a procedure and she's had it done three times and probably this will be a fourth.
She continues to balance rest and doing the things that she's always loved.
Photo - Karen pruning a holly bush.
William and Karen - Karen and I have been married for 41 years. Karen's breast cancer has reached stage 4. This is what happens next.