Chemo

Good News

by Traci Kolinek October 5, 2009

Today we got some of the best news.    Kaylynn’s kidney tests came back really good.   Both the left and right are the same size and functioning at good levels.  No scaring has been done by the bladder reflux.   The older sonogram was wrong.      SO  We canceled the December surgery and get to wait a […]

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Kolineks Just Keep Swimming

by Traci Kolinek September 18, 2009

I’ve been trying to write an update for so long, but I have to say we had a great summer that went way too fast and I never got to write what I wanted. May 27, 2009 Kaylynn had her 13th Hemangioma Laser in Irvine, CA again.    Mommy and Kaylynn went by ourselves this time.    […]

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Chemo is DONE!

by Traci Kolinek February 20, 2009

I started writing this Feb 20.   Always behind, but living life well.     Yesterday was an incredible day.    It was my last chemo treatment.   I started Dec 27th 2007 and finished Feb 19, 2009.    Whew!   I did it and it felt great.   I woke up excited!   It was a beautiful sunny day.   The best surprise […]

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Moving Forward, Coming Back Stronger

by Traci Kolinek January 14, 2009

In November Larry, me, Reeve & Kaylynn  headed back to the big city, NYC.  We attended the Vascular Birthmark Foundation Conference.   It felt good to be around the families and kids with birthmarks.   We heard some of the best doctors speak about the latest treatments, and we got to have clinic appointments with Dr. Waner […]

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Reeve & I on TV today

by Traci Kolinek October 27, 2008

Reeve and I on TV together.    What a great story.  Playing today on News 8 Austin.  Over and Over.    http://www.news8austin.com/content/top_stories/default.asp?ArID=222968   Click on the play video in the middle.     A local station is doing a whole series on breast cancer.  LOVE IT   http://www.news8austin.com/content/special_coverage/breast_cancer/

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Test Results & Chemo Day

by Traci Kolinek September 18, 2008

I’m really tired tonight,  so I will keep the sweet and short.   All your prayers and being answered.  Thank you!   Good news today,   my oncotype-dx test (my big test 95% accurate)  came back Estrogen Negative,  Progesterone Negative.   I’m still HER2NEU Positive.   This is my breast cancer typing.   In short,    I do not have […]

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Never a Dull Moment at the Kolineks :)

by Traci Kolinek September 15, 2008

Well,   I must say…  we are doing well.    Still just remembering to breath,  enjoy life, and take it one day at a time.   I took the radioactive for my thyroid cancer at the end of July.  I did well until it hit my red blood counts and energy went down again.   The next week […]

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I can’t say it enough… Cancer Sucks!

by Traci Kolinek July 16, 2008

I’ve been trying to get an update out for awhile now.  It just seems as I get a little time,  I take 10 steps back.  I’ve learned to just BREATHE, and take it one day at a time.    To let go some and let things happen on their own.     July 10, 2008   Yesterday,  […]

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Taxol Round 10, 11, & 12 Herceptin Only!

by Traci Kolinek May 23, 2008

Winning the battle!       I’ve been trying to find the time to send out a message but I seem to always be behind.    Normal with kids,  but doctor appointments started to hit again, and I got hit really hard with Taxol/Herceptin Round 11.   Taxol, one of the current drugs I’m taking, has pretty bad […]

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3 To Go!

by Traci Kolinek April 23, 2008

Hello to all,   Tomorrow I have Taxol/Herceptin Treatment number 10.    3 to go!    Then Herceptin only every 3 weeks until Feb 2009.   I’m ready for the break.  Well,   I’ve got scans, an echo, and need to take my iodine pill for my thyroid.   The thyroid pill is a whole other issue.  I’ll fill all of […]

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