Self survival

How did I do it. Emerge intact.

2020 was a beast. 2019 the hellish hors’doeuvre.

Two awful landlords, two impossible moves. Three clinical trials. One full year of infusion and all its attendant side effects with a few unexpected ones thrown in just for fun. A global pandemic. Business partners who (ahem) took financial liberties.

Becoming increasingly breathless, dealing with alopecia as well as mucositis and skin issues, I somehow continued to online date. That was, in retrospect, insanity.

That I have emerged, not only alive, but on the road to some sort of recovery, self esteem alive and well, boy howdy. Implausible. Unlikely as fuck. But, for the record, true. This, I can vouch for.


5 responses to “Self survival

  1. Hi, I have just recently started reading your blog and as in a similar position (diagnosis) can I ask how long you were on loratinib before progression ?
    Also, how long have you been on loratinib in total (including research)
    I live in the UK and as far as I am aware there is no similar research but I so wish you the very very best and continued good luck.
    Thank you for your time.

  2. And a beacon of hope for those still struggling!

  3. Ohh my what a delight Linnea!

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