There are some people reading this blog who think, “Your pathology came back clean! You’re cancer-free! It’s all done now!”
Ah, what a delightful thought – that somehow chemo was a true magic wand and the past six months were just a tiny blip in the 2018 year.Read More
I finished chemo on July 26.
I had a bilateral double mastectomy exactly four weeks later on August 23.
Two big ticket items off our increasingly shrinking cancer to-do list!
I started writing a blog post that walked you through my day in surgery, and you’ll hear about that eventually.
I decided to switch gears after receiving a call on Monday.Read More
Isn’t it interesting how life experiences, even at a very young age, can affect how you approach problems later in life?
I’ve had a number of people ask me how Carl and I can stay so positive in our current situation.
“I’m not sure how you’re doing it - I’d be a mess,” they say.
“You seem like you’re doing so well with this - how?” they ask.
Let’s get one thing straight - cancer is a tough diagnosis to hear. It’s a long, grueling process toward healing. It’s not easy, and my feelings toward it aren’t the same from day to day.
But people’s comments have made me wonder where my perspective came from.Read More
I’m HALFWAY through chemo!
That means I’ve had three (successful) rounds of TCHP.
But that also means my body is starting to experience the cumulative side effects of three successful rounds of TCHP.Read More
If I’ve learned anything since my diagnosis, it’s that there are two ways to spend my time:
On things I need to do.
On things I want to do.
If something doesn't fall into one of those categories, it’s gotta go.Read More
I had been drafting a post for Mother’s Day, attempting to be flowery and elegant with the language.
But I scraped the idea in the 11th hour, and I’m going to get straight to the point.
Let’s make a resolution this Mother’s Day to stop inquiring about people’s family planning.Read More
Seven weeks since I’ve come to learn what kind of community I’ve (inadvertently?) surrounded myself with over the years - and I could not be more thankful.
It’s lead me to ponder the idea: What’s community?Read More
We went camping this weekend for the first time as a family. And by camping, I mean we rented the cutest little cabin in Cliffs of the Neuse State Park. We enjoyed a campfire dinner, made s'mores and took a little hike on the trails by the river.
However, when the sun went down and bedtime showed up, the real trouble started.Read More