Last Sunday was my birthday. Chapter 38. A new year. New experiences. New challenges. New blessings. New lessons. Chapter 37 taught me many lessons. A few stood out the most. I can survive getting told that my cancer is back. While I “knew” that someday I would hear those words again, a little piece of me
Dear Cancer, In 2008, you reared your ugly head. I always knew you would. Eventually. At 28 it was daunting to hear. I went from a wife and mom just living her life, to being scared and constantly plastering fake smiles to my face. Eventually, you just became the norm. I lived life among the
We are finally hitting the end. This last month has been an emotional rollercoaster for me and my poor family probably wants to strangle me by now. I knew from the beginning that 6 rounds was very probable, but you still hold out hope that it will be less. Especially with results like mine immediately after
I’m trying to play catch up, so unfortunately this post won’t be as complete as my Round 1 and Round 6 posts. 3 of the rounds went pretty smoothly and then round 5 hit. Round 5 has been the worst so far. Go figure…you would think by then, your body would be accustomed to the barrage of toxic
June 5 :: I was so exhausted yesterday from not sleeping Tuesday night (stupid steroids), I even slept through chemo. Came home and took a short nap before life resumed. Went to bed at 10:30pm last night and now I am wide awake. Last day of chemo for round 3 today along with that evil neulasta injection.
June 3 :: Day 1 of round 3 of chemo. Trucking along.
June 1 :: Today was National Cancer Survivors Day. While I don’t know what my life looks like after cancer yet, I have faith we’ll make it to the other side.
I decided that perhaps, since I start my second round of chemo very soonly that it might be time to talk about round 1 and how it has gone so far. Fair warning: picture heavy and some might be too graphic for the squeamish. On April 2nd, I had my port placed in preparation for chemotherapy.
Let me preface this by saying, I am very thankful for our insurance. While it might be a total PITA to deal with sometimes, I cannot imagine not having it and having the deal with the catastrophic health events in my life. I’m not sure I even want to know what my medical costs have