chemo

Everyone at some point begins to lose hope. Eventually, I came to the point of accepting that I may not make it through my cancer diagnosis (but I still believe I have His promise that I will!). That’s a hard place to be, but it can also be very healing because I was finally able […] Read more…

Milestones are usually reserved to mark achievements: a significant birthday, a particular anniversary, something you’ve accomplished at work… But a milestone in cancer treatment is HUGE! Much bigger than people give them credit for. I would set events or activities I knew I wanted to do at the end of my treatments. When I got […] Read more…

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.┬áIt may be a bit tedious, but your doctor will thank you. So will all […] 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…

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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