my cancer story

For those of you who Bullet Journal, there are things you definitely need to keep track of during your chemo treatment. I didn’t bullet journal back then, but I did keep track of everything in a small 5″ x 8″ binder. It may be a bit tedious, but your doctor will thank you. So will all […] Read more…

My brother and I were walking along a path down by the river near where we live. He was trying to get me out and moving during my chemotherapy treatments. We were laughing and joking, just making small talk and enjoying the sound of the rushing river and the chirping birds. I inhaled the fresh […] Read more…

Neuropathy is a very real side effect of chemotherapy treatment. It was something my oncologist was constantly asking me about during each of my weekly visits, especially during my Carbo/Taxol treatments. On her advice, I began to flood my system with certain vitamins a week before my Carbo/Taxol treatments began. What is Neuropathy? Peripheral Neuropathy […] Read more…

I managed to keep my skin together during radiation, woohoo! I still came out burned, but if you’ve ever seen patients with radiation burns there’s burned and then there’s buuuurned. If you’re starting treatment soon or just started, ask a cancer patient if you can see their radiation burns (not if you’re just curious, because that’s […] Read more…

There are things I wish someone had told me about chemo, mastectomy surgery, and radiation therapy that are not necessarily life or death, but certainly would have helped before I got to each treatment in my journey. I’m trying my best to remember some of the random and weird things that I’ve come across during […] Read more…

Facing and surviving the Red Devil takes some prep-work and a HUGE amount of determination. It’s one that really knocks people on their butts. Usually given once every three weeks, my treatments were dose-dense, meaning it was one treatment every TWO weeks. It gave me just enough time to recover (which took about 5 days […] Read more…

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