January 19th, 2014 § 121 comments

Hi everyone…

Radiation #10 finished right on time on Friday, the drain was able to be removed sooner than anticipated because the fluid output shut down, and we have a pain management plan all worked out. In short, we checked off the boxes so it was time to go home!

It feels great to be here and I appreciate all of the support over the past few weeks.

Please let your comment be your only gift…

I look forward to resuming more substantive posts in the days and weeks ahead.



§ 121 Responses to Home"

  • Kathy says:

    Yay! Such great News! Believe

  • Roshnee Verma says:

    So Thankful you are home with your family! You are in my thoughts and prayers always.

  • Lisa says:

    Oh hooray! Enjoy!

  • Erica says:

    Your “heading HOME” tweet was by far the best tweet of the day! I am beyond thrilled for you, sistah. Sending love and biggest hugs!!! XOXOXOXO

  • Pam Bosch says:


    Warm thoughts from cold Minnesota,


  • Marisa says:

    What happy news!

  • I am SO glad to see this post and hear this good news. I’m just relieved, honestly, that you are home and that all is progressing as well as it is.

    Welcome home. I know you will enjoy the hell out of every minute.

  • Donna says:

    Wishing you lots of peaceful rest! So good to hear that you are home.

  • Nancy says:

    So happy to read these words. Enjoy being with your family and in your own bed!

  • Pris says:

    So happy you are home! Hurrah!

  • Elizabeth says:

    Welcome home Lisa. Wishing you much rest and peace. Take good care. Elizabeth

  • I have never left a comment on a blog in my entire life. But goddamn you deserve some comment love, lady. Welcome home. xxxx

  • Susan says:

    So happy for you Lisa! Your children must be so thrilled to have you home. (Not to mention Lucy!) May the comfort of your home continue your healing!

  • Consuelo says:

    My prayers are answered. Home early. I know; thank God for small favors, but why not? Every day that you are in the world, Ms. Adams, you are a blessing to so many of us. So wonderful to see you posting.

  • So happy that you are home with your precious family. xoxo

  • Josie says:

    Welcome home Lisa, happy for you Xx

  • Kathleen says:

    I am so, so happy for you, Lisa. What an unbelievable hospitalization you had. I am smiling thinking of you with your kids, husband, dog and garden. They must be unbelievably excited to have you home. I hope the radiation relieves your pain quicker than anticipated. Also, I hope that knowing your community will back you through thick and thin helps bring another sort of relief.

  • Maureen says:

    What wonderful news! Enjoy the bliss that is home and family.

    • Ice says:

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    • Thank you for another excellent post. Where else could anybody get that kind of info in such a perfect way of writing? I have a presentation next week, and I am on the look for such info.

  • Judith Parker-Proctor says:

    Home…the most beautiful word in the English language. So very, very happy to hear you have this part of the journey behind you and are able to be home with your family.

  • Christie says:

    Lots of hugs and smiles. Somehow I felt today was a special day.

  • Michele says:

    I will leave a sharpie bouquet, a nespresso latte and a corgi waddle and sploot!

  • Brenda Hatton says:

    Congratulations! Good news!!!

  • Sasha says:

    Hi Lisa. I am a friend of Miriam Cremer and a fellow patient of Dr. Dang. I have been following your blog since Miriam sent me the link and just want to say I am so glad you are home and so immensely appreciative of your blog.

  • So glad you are home with your family, Lisa.


    “There’s no place like home, there’s no place like home!”

  • Helen says:

    Glad to hear you are home. Wishing you much peace and strength on your journey.

  • Delighted to see you are home. I’m sure the kids, the hubby, and Lucythecorgi are are all delighted to have you back home where you belong!

  • Magdalyn says:

    I am so happy to hear that you are home. Sending many hugs and positive, warm thoughts from Pennsylvania.

    • Storm says:

      I love this, you look so preppy, Vix! Very Lilly! I agree about sizes, I swear some companies put a size 6 US label on a size 8 dress just so women feel &qgu;toood" about buying it! Silly! Thanks for the info on the High Street, I feel very worldly now!

  • Susie Simmons says:

    Home! Wonderful!

  • Charlie says:

    Welcome home! 🙂 Must feel good indeed.

  • Stacey says:

    Glad to hear that you are home and congrats on the pleurex catheter coming out so soon! Things will start getting better now. Glad the pain’s getting under control.

  • Isabelle says:

    Yay!! Thrilled for you & your family!! Wishing you peaceful days as you enjoy all comforts of home (and Lucy!)!

  • Mary Ann Brennan Newcomb says:

    Sending lots of love to you, Clarke and the kids…Enjoy your own bed!

  • Carol Sacks says:

    My heart is so full reading those words. Sending lots of love your way!!

  • Sandi Cheuvront says:

    Wonderful news! So happy for you, your family and Lucy!

  • Leslie says:

    Cangratulations! Wishing you continued improvement everyday.

  • kcecelia says:

    Welcome home! It’s so nice to think of you out of the hospital and back with your family and Lucy. Enjoy. xo.

  • Pam says:

    The best news I’ve heard today! So glad you’re home.

  • I am just another person smiling wide and cheering a quiet little WOOT that you are HOME. I bet I know four people and a Lucy happier than the rest of us combined.

  • Adams in Chi says:

    We are so happy you are home!

    Love you guys!

  • NjMellie says:

    So happy to hear this!! There is no place like home! Hmmm, where have I heard that before???

  • Patti says:

    I’m also very happy to read that you are home with your family. Wonderful news!

  • Home. The word is so full of meaning.

  • Monica says:

    So happy for you, and your family!

  • The entire breast cancer community has wrapped its arms around you in the last few weeks. You and your blog are loved and appreciated. Glad to hear you’re home!

  • Linda V.C. says:

    What wonderful news!!

  • Risa says:

    welcome home. Must feel good to be back with family.

  • Sarah says:

    YAY! I am thrilled that you are home with your dear family! Lot and lots of love to you, lisa!

  • Kirsten Crosby says:

    So happy for you and your family. Know it must have been a wonderful homecoming.

  • Angie says:

    Home. Pleased beyond words to hear that you are there. Rest, rejuvenate and feel the love of family. Everyone’s cancer path is different, but the ups and downs of the journey are same. Walking with you. Cherish this up!

  • Diane D'Angelo says:

    How’s this for a profound comment? Yaaaay!

  • Cyndi Lee says:

    Lisa….ooh rah (Marine Corps speak for outstanding) and glad you are home!

  • Britt says:

    Hoping the hellebores bloom early, the doggie is snuggly, the drugs continue to work, and that many, many more posts come from home. xoxo

  • Mary says:

    Finally! 🙂

  • Jo Nanson says:

    Wonderful news. I hope that this gives you lasting pain relief

  • kate says:

    A big cheer for HOME! Rest well in your own bed. Such good news.

  • Sammy says:

    God bless girl!!

  • Sammy says:

    God bless you girl!

  • Beth Smith says:

    Great news,! Thanks for sharing it, you’ve been on my mind a lot. 🙂

  • joannefirth says:

    Home. Best word in the entire vocabulary. xo

  • Nancy says:

    I am glad that you are home!

  • Susan Zager says:

    There’s no place like home… Welcome home. Enjoy! Hugs and xoxo – Susan

  • Merva says:

    Wonderful to see this event!

  • Renn says:

    woot woot!!!!!!!!!
    Wonderful news.

  • Meg says:

    Great news,Lisa. Happy to hear you are home with your family.

  • Sally says:

    This is fabulous news Lisa! I have continued to follow your updates since we left London in November, about when you headed to hospital. With each update I have read, I have learned from your thoughts and ideas, been moved by the eloquent way you convey facts and emotions and impressed at the strength of mind, body and character you demonstrate. My family and I have now reached our home in Australia and are starting to catch up with family and friends, all of whom worried from afar when I was dealing with breast cancer. Home is indeed a great place to be! I wish you special and close times in your home with those most imortant to you and send warm thoughts from a sweltering Canberra. Xx

  • Janet says:

    What a blessing to be home I hope you are bathed in love and peace.

  • Kate says:

    Delighted to hear the news! Best wishes to you & your family.

  • Stella says:

    I feel so grateful that you choose to share your personal experiences with us while you live with your Cancer.
    It helps me with my dance.
    Thank you and welcome home!

  • Stephanie says:

    Yay! Congratulations. I am so happy for you. Enjoy 🙂

  • Pam says:

    Wonderful news! So glad. xoxoxo

  • Thandi says:

    Considering what you’re going through, your posts are substantive enough!! You sound almost apologetic 🙂 Hope pain is under control…

  • Terri Bell says:

    Hope you will rest, at least for a few days. <3

  • Sharon Martinelli says:

    So glad that you are home with your family and pets and special surroundings. It matters so much.
    Love, Sharon

  • The news we have all been waiting for! I think that all you really needed to write for this post is the title you gave it. Home. The word says it all.

  • Jack D says:

    So glad you’re home! Wishing strength and good rest for you — and three cheers for pain management!

    I got my cheek swabs sent back to Be the Match a while back. I hope it’s not cheating if that’s part of my comment-gift.

  • jenn says:

    So happy for you; i followed your tweets for first time when you were hospitalized because i wanted to hear of you/from you. Therefore i read the whole Keller controversy in real time and i just couldn’t imagine you having to deal with it at the same time you were undergoing treatment–it really seemed so unimaginable to me–but you were great–they picked on the wrong person–their editorials were absolutely grotesque and such an abuse of privilege; nonetheless, again, i learned so much from you. Thank you. I hope you have pain free days filled with the joy of family.

  • Lisa Boone says:

    So happy you are home. Enjoy both the quiet and the sounds of your beautiful family. They truly feed your soul!

  • Tracy says:

    Glad you are home, it’s a good place to be.

  • Michelle says:

    That’s wonderful! Hope you enjoy some joyful time with your family.

  • Leah says:

    Glad that you’re home surrounded by lots of healing love.

  • Wayne Hall says:

    Glad your home. Hope your time with family is wonderful.
    Your love comes through the pages.
    You are a inspiration to others. Hang in there.

  • Troy says:

    Home! Love! All the best from Puerto Rico!

  • Jessie says:

    Very glad that you are home!

  • Melinda says:

    Really great news. So glad for you.

  • I remember how I felt after the 7 weeks of radiation, If I was able to, I would get you a big plate of lasagna. Just a few forks and you would be so happy. Hang in there.

  • Elizabeth says:

    So glad to hear this good news. Hope the good news just keeps coming.

  • Lisa says:

    I’m stage IV BC in SF with a young child. I read your posts for inspiration and for some truth and knowledge of what may be down the road. Thank you for your candor and yes, your strength to write day after day and tweet your 100,000 tweets! You keep fighting the good fight and do whatever it takes for as long as YOU want. Peace to you and wishing you fast healing from the latest round of rads.

  • Elizabeth says:

    I am so happy that you are back home!

  • Lissa Morris says:

    Hello, Lisa
    I am thankful for your voice and bravery. You speak words that I would say if I could access them. I, too, have stage IV breast cancer. Originally diagnosed in 2005–had chemo, radiation, mastectomy and followed with hormonal therapy. Returned in 2012 to bones and liver. I have a daughter and 2 sons. I worry about leaving them and my husband behind and how to impart love and strength that will last when I am not here. I have been on xeloda up until last month and am starting a cdk 4/6 inhibitor. Please have the post when you feel like it–even in the face of critics. Solidarity–Lissa

  • Gigi says:

    Haven’t been able to check the site for a few days and was overjoyed to read the good news when I checked today. So happy for you and your family.

  • Alisa K says:

    So glad you sent out this update. Great news. I appreciate your writing. It has helped me understand what my parents and friends with cancer went through. Your writing has been a guide for deep thinking and reflection. It is also very educational and I loved your interview on Al Jazeera. Please don’t ever let others discourage you from your wonderful, authentic, and true voice. We can all decide for ourselves who to follow and what to read. I support you in every way. Sending you and your family love & sun beams from California.

  • Jan Hasak says:

    It’s so wonderful that you are home. And getting the drain out this early? An extra special bonus. My drain had to be in for three months. Looking forward to future posts from your wonderful home. XOX

  • Connie taylor says:

    Lisa,thank you for responding to me. It is as if my lisa is with us. I am not good with the computer so I never know if my tender thoughts are going to reach you. You are always my link… Be strong and kiss those babies of yours. I know your journey. Love,aunt Connie.

  • Kirsty Aversa says:

    Fabulous! I am so glad you are home and hope pain meds. are working their magic.
    All the best, Lisa! You are inspiring!!! 🙂

  • Connie taylor says:

    Lisa,sorry to be late,but couldn’t figure this page out. All we seem to do is discuss the weather… I am here in Florida.
    So glad you are home… A milestone in treatment. Make it a long stay.
    Your children are beautiful… You and Clarke are good parents!!
    Smiles, aunt Connie

  • niluferwajeeh says:

    Wish you happy home coming dear lisa.

  • Linda Leaming says:

    Happy day! I’m so glad you’re in the world.

  • Jimm Grimm says:

    Home again is such wonderful news. I hadn’t been on your site since Jan 13 when we had a major flood due to a frozen sprinkler pipe in my factory. Your encouraging writings are always a joy to read. Attitude really makes such a difference. My wife, Genie fought NSCLC for 7 -1/2 years after they gave her 6 weeks to live. The daily roller coaster ride is horrendous, but she always had a strong determination and, like you, a positive attitude. Best wishes for continuing strength, victory over pain, and lots of happy times.

    • Cash says:

      I’ve seen this before, but you just gave me a ROCKING idea. How about these games on your mobile phone? Yeah, baby. The applet to interpret the .Z files is like 66k. This will take no time at all to make into a Mindht.Tealks Darren!-Russ

  • Connie taylor says:

    Lisa, I always think the positives…. Keep up the positives in your life. Aunt Connie

  • Elizabeth says:

    So happy you were finally able to go home. Hope things just get better and better.

  • You have been and are in my daily thoughts. I know you don’t owe us anything in terms of posting here but it’s been longer than you usually go so I wanted to pop back by to check-in on you.
    My best thoughts and rays of warm sunshine from So CA.

  • Kim says:

    I just found your story, I was looking for ways to support my sister in law’s sister. She was just diagnosed with terminal brain cancer. She has never been married, her mother passed away when she was a teenager and her father is in CHF. She has two sister living close by and one, my sister in law, living states away. I am about 2 hours from her home. Her support system is small and I worry about her often. I feel compelled to keep her close to my heart. She is kind. She is lovely. She is family. She is dying. I love your posts and I’ve learned so many way to support her. Thank you for sharing your story, for taking your time to explain your path. I will continue to follow you and keep you close to my heart. You have so many people sending you positive thoughts and well wishes. I’m joining those who are grateful for your blog, joining those who hope you are having “a good day” today. May our thoughts and posts bring a smile to you today.

  • nilufer says:

    Dear lisa Iam so glad you are home with your family.Fellt very upset at the horrible pain you had to endure .wishing u the best .

  • Great to hear you are doing better with a positive spirits…its daunting what the body goes through. Hope all is progressing towards success fighting this terrible disease.

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