One Month Later

Dear friends, It’s hard to believe that over a month has passed since we said goodbye to our dear Paula. I could write forever about how strange it is to live in the world without her — but she wanted this blog to be a place of learning and inspiration, not grief. Instead of telling … Continue reading One Month Later

Honoring the Life of Paula Ford-Martin

Paula Ford-Martin passed away on March 25, 2020, after more than five years enduring stage IV metastatic breast cancer (MBC). She never liked to call MBC a “battle” or a “war,” since that implies she had a chance of winning the unwinnable — beating an incurable disease. She passed peacefully at home, surrounded by loved ones, … Continue reading Honoring the Life of Paula Ford-Martin

My Little Pony

So I can’t ride on our Harley Road King anymore due to my balance issues. This makes me very sad, especially when I'm sitting in our backyard and watching bikes cruise past the beach. But my loving, wonderful husband gave me something very special to try and heal that wound. It’s a 1966 Ford Mustang, … Continue reading My Little Pony

Pinky and My Brain

It’s October, month of perpetual pink. For those of us with metastatic, stage IV breast cancer, it’s also a daily reminder that barring some dramatic new medical discovery, I won’t be cured in my lifetime. “Terminal” is not a word you hear much during Breast Cancer Awareness Month.As a patient, I try to be optimistic, … Continue reading Pinky and My Brain

Fortnight

The next two weeks should give us more focus into my new treatment plan. My latest brain MRI results are in. The biggest lesion right now, which was 13mm x 10mm in April, has grown to 21mm x 26mm. It’s in the left frontal lobe. The rest of my brain mets are generally stable (some … Continue reading Fortnight