Time Line

I will continually update this, but here is an overview of events since being diagnosed with cancer:

June 20, 2013     Breast Cancer Diagnosis (Stage unknown due to pregnancy, but at least Stage IIIB) in Moscow, Idaho (while husband interned in Colorado for the summer)…

July-October 2013     Six cycles of Adriamycin Cytoxan chemotherapy in Lewiston, Idaho

November 13, 2013     Mastectomy in Seattle, Washington

December 26, 2013     Fletcher Milagre Day is born in Moscow, Idaho

January 5, 2014     Moved to Irvine, CA for treatment, while husband moved to Lovelock, Nevada for work

January 2014     First scan. Results were inconclusive. Possible uptake in my tailbone and left shoulder, which could be from previous injuries but I they treated me as if I had Stage IV cancer in Orange, California

January-April 2014     Twelve cycles of Taxol chemotherapy and radiation, as well as Perjeta and Herceptin infusions in Orange, California

April 2014     Moved to Lovelock, Nevada

May 2014-May 2015     Herceptin infusions every three weeks, along with routine MUGA scans and echocardiograms in Reno, Nevada

October 2014     First clear scan!

December 2014     Moved to Gardnerville, Nevada

April 2015     Second clear scan

May-November 2015     Second mastectomy and multiple breast reconstruction surgeries in Reno, Nevada

November 2015     Scan and needle biopsy results showed metastatic cancer in the bones

March 2016     Cyberknife Radiation in Reno, Nevada

May 2016     Clear scan!

July 2016     Moved to Riverton, Utah

July 29, 2016     Clear scan!

Nov 2016 Next scan

2 Responses to Time Line

  1. Sue Rice says:

    I’m friends with Melissa Ayers and saw your story. I read it with interest as my daughter has 3 more treatments of perjeta and hercepton. What a long year it has been and sounds familiar to your story. Her cancer was HER 2+ with negative estrogen and progesterone receptors. We also loved Huntsman and the great feeling and care there. So glad you are there. Do you have family close that can help you? I will pray for you and follow your story. Good luck and God bless

    • Melanie says:

      Hello Sue. Yes we have family and friends here. Also, the Huntsman Center in South Jordan has a daycare. So I drop my kids off there before I head into my appointments. It is so great! The main huntsman center doesn’t have one, so when I do PT Scans there (I have one tomorrow), I have to get a sitter. I had perjeta and herceptin as well, and my cancer is Her2+ also. The herceptin affected my heart, such that my ejection fraction dropped pretty low. Because of that, I’ve been on medication called carvedilol and they have monitored my heart closely. I hope her heart is able to handle the drugs. I think most patients handle it just fine. Please send her my best wishes. I hope all goes well with her treatments. Hopefully someone can figure out a cure soon!

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