I am sure that all of you are wondering about the title of this blog.  It is like this.  Perhaps like some couples that begin to look like each other  we have gone through a connection also as deep.  Over the years and many conversations I would begin my retelling of an event or something I'd seen to my Husband, to be quickly followed with...."Seriously!" "Seriously!" So in comes a child with many questions, comments and choices and low and behold........

Catching Veer silently making homemade paper all over the bathroom and his bedroom.....
Me..... "Seriously! "

Me...... explaining what he needs to do as soon as he gets home from Aikido to get him to bed quickly
Veer gets home.....jumps all over his daddy..."can we do something fun?" completely ignoring what we had discussed.

So it's happened....I am now saying Ron's "Seriously!" We have become that couple!

Thank you for visiting.

Here I would like to help explain the nitty gritty of the reasons behind the GoFundMe Campaign  and the costs that we incur for her ongoing recovery effort on a monthly basis.

Further down in the document I have listed all of the supplements that we need to acquire. These have been copied and pasted from the online websites that we purchase them from and prices tend to vary.  We are always looking out for the best rates where ever we can.

OTC (Over the counter) drugs which include;
Advil (liquid Gels), Gravol, Anti Histamines, FishOil, COENZYME Q10,RESVERATROL
Add up to roughly $49.00 a month.

Cost breakdown of Supplements

Total Monthly Cost: $351.80 
(for us it is roughly  $400.00  a month including OTC above)

We are seeking your help for 
  • Seeking: $200.00 /month
  • One year : $ 2400.00
  • Five years: 12,000.00 : The amount we wish to raise via the Gofundme campaign

Why 5 years.?

Kerri is on a drug called  Teva-Exemestane . Exemestane is used to help prevent the cancer from returning.

Exemestane decreases the amount of estrogen the body makes and helps to slow or reverse the growth of these breast cancers.(source)

This drug has severe side affects such as bone fractures,  mental/mood changes (such as depression, anxiety), vaginal bleeding,   persistent nausea/vomiting, unusual tiredness and yellowing eyes/skin amongst others. We need these supplements to help alleviate these side effects.

For Primary Cancers the usual treatment length is 2-3 Years. 
For local recurrence, locally advanced breast cancer or for secondary breast cancer treatment will usually continue to take it for as long as it is keeping your cancer under control. (source)

Our doctor has advised us to prepare for a minimum of 5 years and in the worst case scenario lifetime.

Please note that while I have provided links to external websites these are not the source for our information. We were advised by our oncologist, family doctor and pharmacist. We supplemented that information by conducting our own online research. The sources provided here are for your connivence if you are interested in finding out more.

How will it work?
The monies raised from the campaign will be deposited in a bank account (TD Bank) created specifically for Kerri's ongoing recovery effort. We will be actively looking for better rates and pricing both online and in-stores.

At any given time if we have an opportunity to buy cheaper we will try and stock up (if shelf life permits). If our efforts to buy at the best deals possibly pays off and we are able to save on our initial estimate and if Kerri does not require the treatment any more, we will donate the surplus to a Charity

Kerri will be blogging and sharing any relevant information, including a running total.

If time permits we will scan and share receipts online.

How is Kerri Feeling ?
Kerri is quite fine and quite upbeat. Other than fatigue she is her normal self and continues to indulge in her passion which is Photography.  She has had numerous Photo Exhibitions and she is the Official Photographer this years Calgary Stampede Show.

We have been sustaining her treatment as outlined here for the past two years and  therefore we know it works.  

However the financial burden on us is finally starting to take a toll. Which is why we are reaching out to family and friends for assistance.

Please feel free to call us (403) 237 6361 or email us at seriously@2create.ca if you require more information or even to say hi.

Thank you in advance for your assistance.

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List of  Supplements

These supplements have been clinically suggested because of Kerri's ongoing treatment.

We have chosen to go organic, vegetable based supplements because one of the reasons cited for Kerri's cancer was environmental causes. Also they were highly recommended because of higher rate of absorption and being less toxic on the liver.

While they are pricier than most generic options we just dont want to take any chances.

Medicinal Canabis:  Link to Website

  CanniMed<sup>®</sup> Oil 10:10

CanniMed® Oil 10:10

$169.00 *
60ml · 55g

THC 9.8mg/ml

CBD 9.9mg/ml
Total Content

THC 588mg
CBD 594mg

Whey Protien: Link to website
Kaizen Naturals Whey Protein - Vanilla 2.3 kg

Kaizen Naturals Whey Protein - Vanilla 2.3 kg

From $74.99

Vitamins and Minerals (bought online from various stores who offer the best price )

The images are generic because the one we have dont look like these but strength and company are the same
The 28th of October marks the day I completed Radiation which was the last treatment besides ongoing medications that I need to have last year.  

Last wednesday I met with my Oncologist, Dr. Verma to have another 3 month check up and Lupron injection as well as to switch from tamoxifen to exemestane.  One of the serious side effects of Tamoxifen is uterine cancer and so since I was doing so well on it it was advisable to switch to a medication that does not have that as a side effect.  Tamoxifen was blocking the absorption of estrogen by my cells and the new drug will stop production of estrogen by my cells. So one step closer to complete menopause.   

Since exemestane will effect my bone density, I was sent for a scan last month to have a baseline test done for my doctors to be able to keep track of any loss for me.  I will be taking this new medication for at least 4 years. I will be starting exemestane today and will let you know what happens.  

Hope everyone is keeping well and healthy!


When I met with my Geneticist before Christmas he had let me know that having a cancer because of genetics is only 5%.  30% from Environmental exposure and 2/3 from health issues which he calls fluke.  We had wanted to find out about my risk factor for Veer and for Ovarian cancer so we had the testing done.

The spit test was done and we received the results of checking for 30 cancer genetic markers.....................and I was told I DO NOT have any genetic markers.  
That now means the causes are environment and health related.

I have not been great in keeping in touch these last couple months and I should have.  Each winter I go through a bit of an off/hibernation because there is so little sunshine during the days that lead up to Christmas that it affects me.  So this coupled with the radiation and chemo effects I did not keep up with my regular updates.  

It seems that this year has been a bit of a whirlwind....surreal! 

Since I want this blog to help inform and educate other women and people in general I have some things I'd like to share. 

Here is what my final hair loss looked like! The lack of even the 6 eyelashes  and  eyebrow hair was a bit shocking to see in the mirror for me. What you see here I completely lost but It started growing soon after and I didn't get around to photographing myself again before the regrowth. 

During my radiation I only had a little pinkness show near the very end. I went for 16 sessions which ended on the 28th of October, just in time for me to be the Borg Queen! 
I filmed these 2 on my last day of Radiation. 

Ringing the Bell in completion of my LAST radiation treatment!

As for side effects of radiation...... I slathered on the cream, that was given to me by another lady who had finished her rounds of treatments earlier, hoping I would have NO side effects.....Not to be that lucky!  The pinkness changed and my skin became quite itchy with just some burnish blistering happening near where the Lymph nodes were taken out. The worst of it was for about a 8 days 1 week after my last treatment.  Since then most of the skin discoloration has returned to normal yet the radiation did make my muscles feel a bit bruised to the touch and only where the radiation was targeted.  
These show what my skin looked like.

This post may be very difficult for many many of my family and friends who have had cancer affect their lives or lives of loved ones.  

My husband sent me the link to watch this.  I am watching episode 2 and will watch all of them this year to become more aware.  Since going through all the conventional treatments and now watching this is hitting me and more questions are coming to mind! I hope you all take a chance to watch this.  It can't hurt to know more. It may be very emotional and difficult because of what families have gone through! My heart is there with you all.  

Lets educate ourselves so there is less fear and and more control we can have in our lives. Lets work towards prevention like Charlotte Haley that started with a peach ribbon (the now, pink ribbon for breast cancer awareness) wanted.   

It is free to watch until November 9th. 
Click the Pink link below and make time to watch this.

Stay Strong!

A little Inspiration for everyone! Remember it is Breast Cancer Awareness Month! Please share my blog with anyone that might be fighting cancer or knows of someone in the fight or just to become more aware of the disease, the treatments and some of the process. 

I first heard this song on the radio and it sent goosebumps through my limbs and hit me to the core! Everyone needs to hear this song! 
                                                                              Love to you all!