Tuesday, June 17, 2008


I found this photo in my picture files. It is my mom and dad's wedding photo at the Salt Lake Temple. I thought it was a nice thing to add.
I was telling someone the other day how I always feel a little weird just talking about myself on this blog. So, I like to add pictures just to take the focus away a little bit. That is why there are random photos on here. If I had pictures to relate to cancer more I would post them but I haven't yet figured out how to take a snapshot of the desctructive little cells.
It has now been a little over a week since my operation and I think I am recovering pretty well. I am sore and have some limited use of my arm but for the most part, I feel great.
This last weekend was the Showell Family Reunion. It was a lot of fun and great to see family members. My cousin, Troy Williamson is as bald as they come so we are quite the match. I actually wore a wig this weekend for a little bit and my entire family said that is almost seems unnatural for me to have hair now. Hmmm.... Interesting.
This is Josh on Mother's Day. Just having fun in a couple inches of water. Ahhhh....to be a kid again.

I got the result back from pathology for my my mastectomy. The tumor was still larger than anticipated. About 4.2 centimeters. My surgeous said she is fairly confident about her margins but there was one area in question. My oncologist also questions it. He said he is not sure we can do radiation. There was some ductal carcinoma that they found so I have to meet with a radiologist doc and he will decide if I can have radiation with those close margins. If not, then I will have to undergo the knife again to clean out more tissue.
I still have 4 more rounds of chemo that are 2 weeks apart. I will start those back up a week from Friday. Then I get this fun drug called Herceptin. It is to get my HER/2 Neu's under control. I will have that for about 1 year.
My oncologist said today that my cancer gives him the "heeby jeebies." I thought that was kind of funny.
And....another cute picture of the baby and my supportive bald husband.
Thank you for all your love. I know. I start to sound repetitive but I don't think I could ever say it enough. Thank you! Thank you!


Edwards Family said...

Glad your doing well after the surgery! I just have to say that little Ethen is looking a lot like little Josh in that picture! Very cute boys!

Lindsie said...

that pic of your mom and dad is awesome. is your mom rockin a "bowl" cut? gosh i remember having that hair cut in 7th grade! ha! i got a chance to hold your baby when joi brought him over to my parents the other day. he is so sweet and calm! i was amazed at the fact that he just fell asleep on his own just sitting in his car seat! neither of my babies EVER did that! so nice. that pic of him is so cute with his hair sticking straight up! i heard you were looking hot in your wig at the park! post a pic! paige, it just seems so unreal reading ALL this stuff going on with you. i can't believe you might have to go in again to remove more tissue. i'm so sorry. i'm still praying for you! i really would love to take your kids if you ever need me! this comment is REALLY REALLY long. oh well! ha!! good luck paige! keep fighting!

Emily Albrechtsen said...

Hello!!!! I love the picture of your mom and dad! It was so great to see Wendy and Gma and Gpa this last week at Kari's wedding. I'll have to send you the link so you can see the photos.


Alayna Williamson said...

Hey -

Troy and I laughed about you two looking alike. He swears by the bald do. My hubby will never have hair again and I must say many days I'm tempted to do the same. Instead I opt for the ball cap.

Anyway, so sorry that they might have to do more surgery - but better safe than sorry. You know. Hang in there.

We had so much fun seeing you guys. Can't wait to come again.

- Alayna

The Allred Family said...

I expected to see an earing or something on Josh's ear with that pic. He reminds me of Mr.T. :) I am glad you are healing well from surgery. I was out of town last week, but was thinking of you and how your surgery went!!

Turpin said...

Hi page i have been reading your bolg and all I can say is you are amazing. we just had our baby and just dealing with a new baby and trying to have a good attitude is hard enugh but with all that you are going through with the two surgerys and all your cemo. you are amazing.
erik and i are praying for you and your family . please let us know if we can do anything for you or your family

your baby is so cute and your kids are getting so big if you ever have to go to salt lake come and stay with us we would love to have you.
good luck you are in our prayers