My Cancer Story

“One day she finally grasped that unexpected things were always going to happen in life. And with that, she realized the only control she had was how she chose to handle them. So, she made the decision to survive using courage, humor and grace. She was the Queen of her own life and the choice was hers.” ~ Queenisms™

Urgent Care to Emergency Room

Not at all how I wanted to spend my Monday, but not much to be done about it. Swelling in my foot has persisted, so off I went to the urgent care to have things examined. Lab work came back elevated for a possible blood clot, so off to the ER I was sent. Nearly…

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Beach Hair Don’t Care!

Took my new hair to the beach today!  I’ve talked about my temporary Taxol hair in the past, and you can still see it’s remnants when you look closely – I’ve got what looks like frosted tips from the 90’s boy bands. However, today I took MY hair to the beach. Without a hat, without…

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Chemotherapy Recovery Week 8

My Sunday morning indulgence of fully caffeinated coffee complete with real cream and real sugar ☕️ Unfortunately it is partnered with some persistent swelling in my ankle. Ice, compression sock, and elevation are the name of the game. And likely a trek to the doctor for an ultrasound to rule out a blood clot. Swelling…

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Taking Back My Kitchen

So many parts of life change during treatment. It steals away bits and pieces of the defining parts of your life. A big one for me was the inability to spend time enjoying my kitchen. I love to cook, and I love to eat. Treatment made both very difficult. There was fatigue and nausea, and…

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Vacation and Recovery

We are back from some much needed time away. I thoroughly enjoyed our time with family and friends! We celebrated a beautiful sunset wedding, and explored the beauty of my home state. Yet in it all we also felt the empty spot in our time away. The views she would have loved, and the celebration…

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Chemotherapy Recovery Week 5

Another week of recovery in the books. Five weeks with no chemo and things are moving along. Progress is still slow, but it is still progress. My husband had to remind me that even though things feel better, I still need to stick to the program (hydration, rest, good food, detox). This week also brought…

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