Living life 3 months at a time #hbd2me #boringappointmentsarethebest

These past 3 months have been full of fun; we celebrated Avery’s first birthday and took her to California to meet her great grandma. Every moment I get to watch her grow up makes me so happy.

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This weekend, I celebrated by 31st birthday with friends and family. In the past, I have been pretty apathetic about my birthday, but since my diagnosis I’ve learned to appreciate every day (and year) that I have. Every 3 months, I make the trek to Charlottesville to get my quarterly CT scan. About 2 weeks before each scan, I start to get anxious about what the next scan will show. I am hopeful that the medication continues to work as it has, but I am also nervous the disease has outsmarted the medication. Alectinib is an amazing treatment, as I have had minimal side effects by just taking a few pills a day, but studies have shown that patients will inevitably develop resistance to the medication. When I went for my quarterly scan last week, I got the all clear! Each time I get the green light, my 3 months of normalcy restarts and I get to forget that I am sick for another 12 weeks. Until then, no news is good news!

 

3 thoughts on “Living life 3 months at a time #hbd2me #boringappointmentsarethebest

  1. Glad to hear all continues to be well. DML

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    On Oct 14, 2018, at 4:15 PM, From Scrubs to Patient Gown wrote:

    WordPress.com Dan Tran posted: “These past 3 months have been full of fun; we celebrated Avery’s first birthday and took her to California to meet her great grandma. Every moment I get to watch her grow up makes me so happy. This weekend, I celebrated by 31st birthday with friend”

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  2. Dan I am so very happy for you. I certainly don’t have to get scans like you do, but learn to put your trust in the power you believe in (for me it is God) and believe you are being healed. Try not to let that worry overshadow the joy of living – I know easier said than done. May you and your family continue to have many days filled with happy memories! I will continue to pray for total healing for you!

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  3. Dear Dan, happy belated birthday to you and Avery. We are SO happy to hear that you are feeling better and you guys are constantly in our thoughts and prayers. Also, you are absolutely right that every day is a blessing and with your spirit and strength, we are certain that you can overcome everything. Lots of love from Mod, Kwan & Liam ❤️

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