January 4, 2010 | 1
Here’s a message Michelle posted on Facebook on Sunday:
“I’m totally celebrating the fact that tomorrow is my last chemotherapy treatment – I MADE IT! The 7 weeks of radiation that I’ll do next will seem like a cakewalk compared to chemo. Thanks to everyone praying for me and sending me good vibes – it is [...]
December 9, 2009 | 1
In case you didn’t see Michelle’s letter to the editor in Sunday’s Yakima Herald-Republic:
To the editor — Re: The Nov. 17 Associated Press article about new guidelines for screening mammograms.
Apparently, the federal Preventive Services Task Force under the Obama administration knows more than the American Cancer Society when it comes to screening women for breast [...]
November 5, 2009 | Comments Off
Here’s a little update from Michelle’s Facebook page on Tuesday:
Had chemo on Monday morning, Gut Busters at the YMCA later that night, and yoga tonight. See, a little chemotherapy will not keep me down, and as of yesterday, I’m half-way to the finish line!
She’s had three of six treatments so far. Aside from feeling tired [...]
October 15, 2009 | 2
Hi all, it’s Sara here. I got an update from Michelle this morning, so I thought I’d share with you all that she’s doing really well so far. She received her second dose of chemotherapy on Monday and was able to go work out at the Y that evening!
After the first round of chemo in [...]
September 29, 2009 | 2
Chemotherapy, Day 1
So, the idea behind this blog is to give Michelle’s friends, as well as Playdate’s readers, an opportunity to follow her progress as she battles breast cancer. Some posts will be written by Michelle, while others will be written by me (Sara Bristol, the coordinator of Playdate) and some posts may be written [...]
September 28, 2009 | 3
Editor’s Note: The following is an excerpt from an article that appeared in the Oct/Nov 2009 issue of Playdate Magazine featuring three Yakima-area moms who had been diagnosed with breast cancer before age 40. While the other two mothers are in remission, Michelle Berthon’s battle with cancer is ongoing. This blog is designed to [...]