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™

Last Zarzio Injection

Hip Hip Hooray!! This is the last one!! These Zarzio injections have been the key to keeping my treatment schedule moving along. They definitely have not been a picnic, but I am thankful they are available to help. Zarzio injections force your bone marrow to make new blood cells. Specifically, they make new white blood…

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Saying Thank You

Because saying “Thank You” is so very important! This sweet succulent mix is my sidekick for the next appointment. Today I say goodbye to my Nurse clinic visits. It is the last time my PICC line bandaging needs to be changed, and my pre-chemo labs drawn. These nurses have been amazing at keeping my PICC…

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Last Chemotherapy Treatment

8 months of treatments: 1 lump 1 bilateral mastectomy 2 expanders 1 PICC line 19 lab draws 16 infusions of chemotherapy I’m done! Today we celebrate! We brought Krispy Creme doughnuts for the nurses, and my daughter skipped school and did homework while sitting in the infusion center with me! This man and these kids.…

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Cancer Treatment Support System

“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…

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Rebellion

Let me tell ya, rebellion tastes pretty amazing today 🇺🇸 I totally broke the NO Coffee rule this morning. When you’re trying to maintain a significant hydration level caffeine isn’t going to help with that, in fact, it is going to hinder it significantly. Caffeine is a diuretic, and contributes to dehydration. I’ve been without my…

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Last Chemo Sticks Around

Last chemo treatment has still got me in its clutches. This anticipatory nausea is going to take some time to fade away. My body has no idea that it is done being subjected to weekly treatment. It will learn, but it will take time. I have been in treatment since December, and it will take…

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