Neysa's breast cancer campaign
Here goes... I've been staring at a blank screen now for almost an hour. Still in shock that I'm setting up a go fund me account for someone in my own family. I mean this sort of stuff happens to other people right?
The last few weeks have been an absolute roller coaster for our family. My sister-in-law Neysa was diagnosed with aggressive stage 4, triple negative metastatic breast cancer. Wow that's a mouthful...So what does that mean? Its a rare type of breast cancer that's already spread to her bones (spine, hips, shoulders, neck and tailbone). There is no cure, only treatment (very strong chemo) that can help slow the progression. Unfortunately, this disease will inevitably eventually kill her. With that being said, Neysa is one tough cookie and she is not going out without a fight! She'll do whatever it takes to be able to spend more time here with her family. Through this entire ordeal Neysa has stayed strong for Jeremy and their three children Julian, Adalyn, and Myla. At the age of 34, and having the most devastating news delivered to her she has maintained a positive outlook. Some people may wonder how, but Neysa is a strong woman of faith and knows that this will not be her final resting place. At the end of all of this, she knows she will be heading to her forever home with the Lord.
So that was the heavy, down and dirty of all of this. We will continue to post updates on Neysa's treatments on this page and also via Facebook. The prayers and unity that you all have shown is truly amazing. It's absolutely mind blowing how people come together when faced with tragedy and in that there's something truly beautiful. None of us know what lies ahead of us... what our day could bring. We should always live and love like we're dying, and make every single moment count. We've started this page to help Neysa, Jeremy and the kids do exactly that! In the upcoming months they will be faced with hefty medical bills, travel expenses and missed days from work. The last thing we want is to have them worrying about paying bills or having financial worries that will keep them from enjoying their children and making memories with them. Let's continue to come together as family and friends to get some money raised for Neysa. We may not be able to cure this disease but we can take away any financial burdens from them - Here's to making every moment count and making memories that will last their children's lifetime! God bless ❤️
Thank you all for the love you've shown. An update from Neysa:
OK Peeps. Here is goes. So, I have been dreading seeing my oncologist, yet on Dec. 28th I had too :( He really feels my original tumor in my right boob is not shrinking at all and may have even grew a bit :( I have completed over two months of Taxol and yet.....NOTHING. UGH.
So, based on this fact, I go in for a heart test (MUGA) tomorrow to see if my heart is healthy enough to start my dance with the "RED DEVIL" Chemo!!!! Also known as A/C or Doxyl, it is red in color and one of the strongest you can get!!!!
Please Please pray for me. I have three kids that need me, and this is gonna tare me down for about a week or two. You only get it ONCE A MONTH!!!! I have to double flush the toilet after chemo, until my pee is no longer RED!!!?? This makes me sick. How can something that messes you up so bad, be the only help for this crazy, triple negative cancer?!?!
On a lighter note, Christmas was sooo amazing. I have never felt so loved!!! Riding for the Cure did so much for us and my children, that I actually smiled real smiles and cried HAPPY TEARS!!!!!! Then there was the Girl Scouts troop that picked us as their family to donate too!!!!! Thank you all from the bottom of my heart and soul. My kids will never forget any of this!!!!!!! And to see me smile and actually get to relax......AMAZING.
We have also been fighting two different bugs here.... Ugh. All I do is sleep, it seems. We had a stomach bug, then a terrible cold, that went straight to the lungs!! I had a fever of 103 almost, and had to be put on z-pak for 5 days!! My throat and lungs have never hurt so bad :( Then three kids got it in tip if that!!!!!!! Trying to fight Stage 4 cancer while sick, and trying to help three other little people almost killed me!!!!!
Then there is the pain. I loathe this pain. I am seriously on enough meds to kill the average person, and yet, I can barely walk :( My hips and lower back hurt the most and I can't put a ton of weight on them, in fear of them giving out and me falling. I can't figure out if being up or laying feels better, so I just pop more ibuprofen and pain meds and hope for the best!! I haven't had chemo in over two weeks, so I am starting to feel like I did before I ever had any treatment. Like death.
Forgot to mention.....I got an MRI and am waiting for the Radiologist report. My oncologist said, the good thing he saw, was my main "electric cord" of my spine, seems to not be getting compressed!!! Yay!
Just to make some things clear, I still am ever excited to move on to my next destination, but it has to be in His timing, so while I am here, I will try my hardest to make the best of it.....My kids are more understanding than ever......They accept the fact that I can't do every skating party and cook meals daily, but Daddy is there and will!!!! They see me in pain and crying, cause I can not hide it anymore. I'm not that strong and tough. I try and try, but have been losing it more often. I hope and pray that they see how much I do try and have tried, to be strong, but sometimes the towel gets thrown in :(
So PLEASE, PLEASE, PRAY!!! PRAY WITH ALL YOUR HEART AND SOUL, THAT I get STRENGTH AND POWER TO OVERCOME THIS DEMON. THIS HIDEOUS DISEASE. I LOVE EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU AND CAN FEEL ALL THE LOVE SENT MY WAY. ITS AMAZING. ALL WE NEED IS LOVE.
"I CAN DO ALL THIS THROUGH HIM WHO GIVES ME STRENGTH" Philippians 4:13
✺ My oncologist is worried my tumor is not shrinking enough yet, so we are reevaluating my treatment plan on Dec. 30th! It only went down about a cm if that....He seems to think it may have grew even....but, I know to........
❤...trust in Him with all my heart, and He will make my paths straight.
✺ He also told me that I need to get an MRI to see if my spine is compressing my nerves, and that is why I have weakness in my right hip and leg.....Will be getting that in the middle of Dec.
✺ I no longer have to get Benadryl!!! Yay!! Claritin D is for me!!! Yippie!! My body can not handle all that Benadryl!!!!
✺ I have been in horrific pain, so my pain doc is amazing And working with me on adding some new meds to my daily routine and upping the current ones! She told me that I am amazing and strong!!!! Anyone with my amount of bone cancer, would not even be walking and on super strong drugs!!!!
❤ He giveth POWER to the faint; and to them that have no might He INCREASETH STRENGTH.
✺ If my pain gets worse, she said I may need a spinal nerve block?! Never read up on them, but I am going too.....
✺ My hemoglobin went up from 7.2 to 9.4!!!! Yippie!!!!! And my other counts are almost normal!!
Prayers are being answered!!
❤Fear thee not; for I am with thee:
be not dismayed; for I am thee God:
I will strengthen thee; yes, I will help thee;
yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.
Much love and respect for my Jeremy Lindsay!! He has been so great and doing the Mr. mom thing amazingly!!!!! Love and cherish you, Jeremy