Things were going great in my life until my regular check up about a month ago. Next thing I knew I was having multiple tests and seeing multiple doctors. Cancer is a very scary word! I have always been very healthy and I still feel just fine but have been on  roller coaster lately. One oncologist suspected late stage gall bladder cancer and thought if I responded well to chemo I might have one or two years left! We immediately hopped in our motorhome and went to Mayo Clinic in Minnesota. They have a great system there if you are on site and will squeeze you in. Fortunately although they agreed I have stage 4 cancer they determined it while origin unknown was gyn in nature which is at least treatable. I am home now and will begin chemo next week with hopes I will be well enough to have surgery later. At least now I have a chance! My husband and I had lengthy discussions on whether we should keep Watson. We finally decided that we need the laughs he provides so will make it work. I will have him in doggie daycare  once or twice a week to keep him socialized and for exercise.

Wish me luck Corgi family! Weird that I still feel perfectly fine with no symptoms except for a swollen lymph node! Hug your Corgis too. I am lucky to have very supportive family , friends, cats and Corgis to see me through  this.   Love the corgi community!         10/26 update....Had my first chemo yesterday and am feeling fine. So far so good! I am having weekly treatments for 18 weeks as long as everything still continues going well. Thanks for all your great wishes! 

1/30       Finally really good news! I have responded so well to chemo that I am now a candidate for surgery. When we started this journey it did not look like I would be able to survive surgery. Not looking forward to major surgery but I understand this will greatly improve my over all prognosis. Currently I feel great because they have halted  chemo so they can operate. My surgery will be February 9th. After the I will restart chemo. At this point it looks like I am in partial remission. I am looking forward to being well enough to resume Watson's training in the Spring. He continues to be a joy to live with while Izzy loves cuddling. Thanks to all of you for your positive thoughts and prayers.

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Having Corgis around helps in every situation! Our sincere wishes for a complete recovery!

Thanks for the update Bev, continued prayers that your journey continues to go smoothly. 

Bev you will be in my thoughts and prayers.  Its sounds like you have a great positive attitude!  Please keep us posted on how you are doing.

Oh my gosh Bev! I've been off the site for awhile and I just saw this! I've never met you but I feel like I know you. It sounds like you have a lot of strength and a marvelous attitude. Please keep us posted.

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I'm glad your first treatment went well.  Good luck with the series and a good recovery.

Thanks everyone for your kind words and encouragement. I continue having weekly treatments and have a very supportive network of family and friends. I know I am in the fight of my life and am putting all of my effort into it. Izzy and Watson are keeping me company and providing me with a lot of joy and laughs along the way. is so good to hear from you!  I know I speak for all of us here at MyCorgi when I say that you remain in our prayers and good thoughts.  Izzy and Watson are on the job providing those warm, wet noses and silly antics.  Nothing like a warm furry body to help make things feel better.

I agree with Linda and am glad you are doing well...

I'm sorry to hear that, Bev.  Me and Ella are thinking of you and wishing you the very best!!  They can do so much nowadays to treat this disease and you have a positive attitude so you will beat this, I know it!!  :)  Hang in there!

Bev....just wanted to let you know that I am still thinking about you and keeping you in my prayers.

Hi Bev, glad to know you have started your  treatment and are doing well.  Fuzz therapy enhances the chemo :-)


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