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Robbie’s Story (Breast Cancer)

robbies-story-breast-cancerLong story short:
My name is Robbie Lindsay. I was born on July 11th, 1982, in St. George, UT to Wes & Carol Bundy. I lived in Ivins for a bit, then moved to Springdale, UT, then moved to Logandale at the age of 3. I have called Moapa Valley home for 31 years. I met my hubby in high school, Aaron–or most know him as Burly–and was lucky enough to marry my high school sweetheart. Together we raise 2 boys–Cole, age 8, and Cash, who just turned 3. I live in Moapa to this day.

My life forever changed on November 17th, when I was diagnosed with inflammatory breast cancer. On November 24th, I went to Mesa View hospital due to shortness of breath. They gave me a C/T scan and found it had spread into my lungs and chest bone. I went home, and I decided to head to St. Rose hospital in Las Vegas, where I did every test you could think of.

I had fluid around my lungs, which explained the shortness of breath, and a little around my heart. They did an MRI on my brain and found it had spread there as well. I spent Turkey Day in the hospital and was released a few days later and started all my treatments immediately.

I started full brain radiation and had to do 20 rounds of that every day, excluding weekends and holidays. I started chemo right around the same time. My first round was 5 hours long, and my hubby never left my side. I finally got finished with radiation in February. Next came a follow up MRI to check the spots on my brain, and all but two were gone! I then had to do the cyberknife, which is an hour-long treatment to pinpoint radiation therapy. Let me tell you, this was not an easy thing to do.

I’m still doing chemo treatments to this day, and my doctor is happy with the progress I’m making. I have stage 4 breast cancer, and I’m going to kick its ass!

Robbie
Nevada
Submitted 09/26/2016

The informational content of this article is intended to convey a personal experience and, because every person’s experience is unique, should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional healthcare advice.

This story is intended to convey a personal experience and, because every person’s experience is unique, should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional healthcare advice.

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5 comments

  1. Awesome keep fighting i have inflamatory. Breast cancer stage 3 and im in hospital day 6 as we speak reading your story. 5 cycles of a/c then started my 1 of 12 clycles of taxol to. End up in hosp with infection. Its not going to stop me!! Keep fighting you got this

  2. Warriors! I am both humbled and amazed at your attitudes, and courage. Not a smoker but was diagnosed with lung cancer in September of 2013, surgery to remove lung lobe 3 years ago this week. You are incredible women!

  3. Robbie I know you can kick this Cancers Ass !
    Your one tough cookie . Love you pray for you all the time . You got this!
    Patty

  4. I’m Kelly Conley”s sister Tami and I went to school with Nancy. I am so sorry you have had to endure all you have. Your folks are good ppl so I am certain that they raised a wonderful daughter. You are fighting one heck of a fight and sounds like your doing a good job of it. I will keep you in my prayers for recovery and pray that the good lord to see you thru this. God Bless you and your family. BTW, you have a hell of a husband sweetie.

    Tamara McDonough Zeller

  5. Your amazing and beautiful

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