Patty’s Journey of Faith: Nonetheless Marching!


I just began Cycle six on the TAS 120 trial for intra hepatic cholangiocarcinoma. I was in Houston one particular week ago for bloodwork and a dr stop by to see how issues are searching. My bloodwork was acceptable so on we go for a different two cycles (six weeks) before a scan just ahead of Valentine’s Day. I will hold you posted on my outcomes but till then….I am living life like a typical individual devoid of cancer….mainly. The only true side effects from the trial drug are occasional “run as speedy as you can” to the can incidences…and the fingertips are fairly sensitive and somewhat splitting open from getting dry. I put on thin cotton gloves to bed immediately after slathering on Aquaphor but they nonetheless dry out all through the day. BUT, they are manageable for the most aspect.

The rest of January and February are packed complete of events for the Corcoran household! This Saturday, we will be attending Andrea’s Evening in Evansville, Indiana. It is a fundraiser for college scholarships and also a portion is donated to The Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation. Andrea Fuquay passed away about eight years ago from cholangiocarcinoma but her husband is nonetheless committed to assisting fund study for a remedy!! 3 of my daughters and their spouses, Pat and I, his sister Lisa and her husband John, plus a CC patient on the very same trial as me and her husband will all sit at our table. This occasion is such a exciting evening so I am actually searching forward to it. We will also entertain Kathi Wagner representing The Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation who will also be sitting at our table!!

Then, I will travel to Georgia, Mississippi, Houston, Chicago, and then on to Salt Lake City for the Cholangiocarcinoma Foundation Conference. It is a three day conference for individuals, medical doctors, researchers, caregivers, and drug firms. It will be the 3rd year that Pat and I have attended and it is generally a good educational knowledge…and like a massive group patient household reunion. The conference is such a good chance to meet the top rated medical doctors and researchers…to meet with people today who have traveled this road in one particular kind or a different. This conference brings hope to individuals as we hear the most up to date information and facts from people from all more than the planet. I would urge any one impacted by CC as a patient or caregiver to attempt and attend at the finish of January. I will also attend some meetings when in Salt Lake City with a couple of drug firms as a patient with my knowledge on clinical trials. I am honored to represent the Foundation by sharing my information as a patient on my 4th clinical trial.

Cancer has no borders… matter your religious belief, your education, your bank statement, your profession…..cancer does not care!  Recall that as you meddle by way of your day to day life. Appreciate the tiny issues….the massive issues….do not place off telling some one particular you appreciate them. All you have is nowadays….reside it!

Just after the Conference, Pat and I will go to Las Vegas to stop by his son, Tom, for about five days. Just after returning property, it is back to Houston for a scan. Then, we will be on the beaches of Antigua at a Sandal’s Resort for a week. This will wrap up and I am hoping March will a bit much more calm for our household. I appreciate the “get up and go” life-style but this is a bit also a lot for me!!

I am back to painting much more and much more. I just completed a cow for a CC patient and strategy to get it in the mail to her quickly. Subsequent is a painting for the St. Joe Art Auction coming up pretty quickly!  Speaking of painting…..I received the most thoughtful present from an Indiana artist….and signed print from him. I will not mention names but he is Quite properly identified for his artwork. I am a fan and so touched by his present!!

We are also cleaning at the Corcoran household. The three spare bedrooms that still had a lot of “left behind articles” from five girls that have lived in this household, has been removed or thrown away. Some stuff was donated to Goodwill in Vincennes….and some was burned. It positive appears greater and immediately after some new paint and possessing the carpets cleaned, will be prepared for some really serious grandkid sleepovers!

My daughters and their households are all really busy now in one way or a different. Amy/Rylan moved into their new property more than Christmas break. Samantha/Chris are busy getting the nursery prepared for child #two. Jenn/Bart just remodeled Zuber Law offices and it is an awesome and welcoming modify! Leslie/Rhett hosted Christmas Day at their property in Lawrenceville, IL immediately after adding on an further household space along with a master suite!  Absolutely everyone is busy with all sorts of fantastic issues taking place! My step daughter, Kate is receiving prepared to move to San Juan with her boyfriend, so we are enjoying her organization ahead of she tends to make the move!

Slow down and actually delight in the tiny issues in life. Thank God for every single minute even when life provides you lemons. He is appropriate beside you….Generally!

God Bless!


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