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Magic

My white blood cell count didn’t do as I had hoped, it actually did the exact opposite. Yup, that’s right. It went down by .3. Like seriously? Why? Well, it’s probably a combination of things: stress, adjusting to a new chemotherapy drug and a cumulative effect of the treatments. I’m not going to lie hereContinue reading “Magic”

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Tough Love

Have you guys seen that meme that’s been on Facebook lately? The one where it says something about this past week feeling like a year? Well, welcome to my life: COVID-19 social distancing, chemotherapy treatments and potty training. At my last treatment day my white blood cells (part of my body’s immune system) dropped byContinue reading “Tough Love”

The Dirty Dozen

I’m pretty jazzed about the name I’ve come up with for my last chemotherapy regimen. 12 Rounds of Taxol = The Dirty Dozen. I had my first round yesterday, which means I’ve only got 11 more to go! I just hope the rounds that follow go a little smoother. I was about 5-10 minutes intoContinue reading “The Dirty Dozen”

Movement Is Movement

We are our own worst critic. For anyone who has been to RISE you will understand what I’m talking about and for those of you who haven’t… let me explain. We all have days. Days where we need to hear a friend say, “MOVEMENT IS MOVEMENT, fast or slow, you are doing it!” Rachel HollisContinue reading “Movement Is Movement”

Wiggin’ Out

Does anyone else have a week where they think to themselves, “gosh, can I please just catch a break?“ Round 2 of chemotherapy hit me differently or maybe it’s because I was more prepared for what was coming- minus the pounding headache. Instead of being miserable and enduring the punch of the Red Devil onContinue reading “Wiggin’ Out”

It’s Only Hair

What a beautiful journey! The path up my mountain has definitely been scenic and I can’t believe the wide range of beauty I have seen so far. The most beautiful part of this journey is all the love and support you have given to me and my family and we are so grateful. It’s yourContinue reading “It’s Only Hair”

All the Feels

You guys, ROUND ONE is done and I’ve been enjoying my off week, but as I start planning (cause I’m a planner) for my next treatment on January 29th my stomach knots. I’m not looking forward to the nausea, fatigue, bone pain and the progression of hair loss, brittle nails and dry skin (just toContinue reading “All the Feels”

Accessories

Yesterday was a whirlwind, but I do have a take away. What’s a person without their accessories? When this whole process started the only accessories I would wear included necklaces and earrings and the occasional clutch. Nothing fancy unless it was for a special event. Now my accessories include: an implant and expander, a port,Continue reading “Accessories”

Cheers to the New Year

Wow, what a year! 2019 was a roller coaster year: Melanoma – Jamaica – Grandma’s Marathon – Larsen Bean Bag Tournament – Tiny House Adventure – Washington – Breast Cancer. There are so many other wonderful things that happened and for those moments of joy I am so grateful. Now it’s time to turn theContinue reading “Cheers to the New Year”

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