Tuesday, September 28, 2010

By The Numbers

Every phase of treatment has a “road map” that lays out the schedule of medicines and procedures for that phase, and we now know that even maintenance has one for each of its 85-day cycles. Yesterday, Georgia had her second day surgery for this first cycle (her 14th day surgery overall, for those of you keeping score at home), and we found out that she will have two for each of the first four cycles (on Days 1 and 29), instead of one every three months like we originally thought. Always learning! Again, the two-year countdown to the Big Finish actually begins the first day of the Interim Maintenance phase of treatment, which for Georgia was April 29th. So once she finished the last phase of primary treatment, Delayed Intensification, on August 29th, we were already about four months into that two-year countdown. Make sense? I know. Most importantly, as maintenance is broken up into a series of (roughly) three-month cycles, Georgia’s got about 6 or 7 cycles to go before she is OFF treatment, somewhere around April 29, 2012.

And now that we’ve got all that straight ...

Saturday, October 2nd, is LIVESTRONG Day - the anniversary of Lance Armstrong's cancer diagnosis and a global day of action. Events are taking place around the world to celebrate survivorship and to commit to working towards a world without cancer. Click here to find an event near you, and if you can't attend, at least wear yellow and show your support for the 28 million cancer survivors worldwide. And while you're at it, throw on a little orange or purple, too, and let folks know you're Keepin' Georgia on Your Mind! Thanks, y'all!


  1. Georgia. You are an angel! We are more proud of you each day. Love,Lolly