chapter 38.

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 | National Cancer Survivors Day 2017

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

FCR Chemotherapy Round 6

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

project 365 :: year 34 day 220

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.

FCR Chemotherapy: Round 1

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.

why thanks Tricare…

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