Cancer. Metastacized. Terminal.
Amy has Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma of the Lung, Advanced Stage IV.
This is a rare cancer. To have the lung be the primary site is even more rare. Often, people diagnosed with this cancer can live for 20-30 years...but in some the cancer is aggressive, as seems to be the case with Amy.
The cancer has metastacized to her brain, and to her bones, and is widespread throughout her body.
She is currently undergoing radiation treatments that will hopefully slow the growth of the brain lesions as well as help with pain management with the bone cancer.
Other than some lower back/sciatica pain that she had been experiencing since early February, there have been no symptoms or indications that anything was wrong. No way of knowing of the insidious disease growing inside. We all believed the pain was from a slip on the ice...now we know it was caused by the cancer.
She is experiencing some side effects from the radiation as well as a loss of mobility and pain from the cancer.
Amy is currently at her home. Surrounded by family and friends.
She appreciates the outpouring of love and support that she continues to receive.