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Joanna Griffith

February update

Philosophy You know its funny this preparing to die thing. It feels a lot like normal life. Each day is much like it was in the past. There are some very notable differences. I work less. I spend more time clearing up and clearing out my life – decluttering and simplifying things as much as

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Joanna Griffith

Update for December 2020

Well its a long time between blog posts. Cancer update: The chemotherapy protocol I was on initially – eribulin + Keytruda (this is the really expensive immunotherapy one we/you are funding), did not work. I could feel my lymph nodes enlarging, and just prior to finishing prescribed course of treatment (8 x 3 week rounds

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Joanna Griffith

Three rounds of chemotherapy down… more to go.

This week marked the end of my third round of chemotherapy, and also my third dose of Keytruda (“pembro “).

There isn’t a great deal to report medically. I am tracking ok. Few side effects, no nasty autoimmune effects from the Keytruda – taking the brakes off my immune system can lead to my immune system attacking just about anywhere.

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August update on cancer Treatment

The first time I had chemotherapy, I cried. I had to sign a consent form that I understood just what was going to happen to me. Of course, I couldn’t read it. Most of that day was a blur, and my eyes were tightly closed. But the finality of consenting to literally poison being pumped

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Joanna Griffith

Chemotherapy is over

Chemotherapy is over. Officially since mid February. This means I am seven weeks post chemo. My hair is growing back. First my legs have tiny blonde hairs of only a few millimeters. I notice it here first around the tenth of March. I luxuriate in feeling for stubble and hold them up against the light

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At age 43, with two children aged 8 and 3, Jo faces a heartbreaking and devastating situation. Right when she should be making early memories with her family, she faces a diagnosis of terminal breast cancer. Those memories are soon all her children will have left.   #ChallengeAccepted 

“It’s my dearest wish that the boys are surrounded by love and support when I’m gone…”

“I want to live long enough for Lachy and Ben to have meaningful memories of me.”

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I think of you and your sweet family often and send you love and best wishes. Ever grateful for our time in your Dads house and your… Read more

Hi Jo
I think of you and your sweet family often and send you love and best wishes. Ever grateful for our time in your Dads house and your generosity at that time which was difficult for you. Wishing you and all your boys all the best. Xx Tessa

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With much love to you all.
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Love to you all.xx

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Because you are never far from my thoughts xx

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If we all could give you one day from ourselves, I would give that up, for those beautiful little smiling faces.

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Sorry that you're having to go through this. Keep on fighting.