How to Keep Balance During Holiday Travel

Here are some holiday travel tips to keep the balance in the hardest time of the year! I recently kept seeing all of these social media posts about how BAD the holidays are for us and how we need to keep our goals in mind and stay the course.  Granted, I GET IT!!! I  really […]

2019 Will be Better

01/06/2018 “Taxotere isn’t as easy as I would have hoped, but it hasn’t been making me as sick!  It takes about 8 days and then I feel pretty normal.  The body aches are awful and I hate how my mouth feels, and just always the exhaustion. I just feel drained a lot and miss how my life used […]

Next Chemo On Board

Does it seem like it this just keeps going on and on?!?! And that it’s just the same song and dance over and over?!? I get it… “It was a fairly depressing month…great because no chemo from September 10 to November 30 BUT I  have been an emotional wreck.  I miss my life the way it […]

Talk About Scary!!!

FAIR WARNING…I am going to be sharing some not so appealing images. So if it bothers you, PLEASE know that it’s coming. I went back and forth on if I should share this or not…and in the end decided I wanted to. My reasoning behind doing this series is to create awareness…we don’t know what […]

Happy to be Home!

I got discharged from the hospital on Wednesday with a heavy dose of steroids in hand…but it was so good to be home!!! However, something was off, just different. Emotionally, I just couldn’t be around people. There were times I would just hide out in my room, not wanting to come out and face others. I […]

The Worst Was Yet to Come

The first of 12 Taxol treatments had happened on a Monday.  The first two days after infusion were great…maybe I was still all hopped up on the steroids, but I felt good.  Until I didn’t.   I  got super achy, would be freezing cold and then hot, had terrible headaches and just flat out EXHAUSTED!  Ugh, when […]

New Chemo Coming On Board!

I suddenly felt like I had a cold coming on.  You know how that feels…you start to feel the drainage then get tired and then comes the congestion.  Amplify all of that just a bit, and by that night,  I felt like a truck came and just slammed right into me.  I remember the day clearly because […]

The Red Devil Continued…

They say you never forget a number.  17 was mine.  Day 17 after my first treatment is when the clippers came out and we shaved my head.  Several family members had been down for the weekend and it was great!  I was feeling good and got to spend some great time with some of those closest […]

The Aftermath

I had my first chemo treatment on a Thursday…it was scheduled on that day intentionally. I was told that the effects would hit me about 24 hours later. Then it would take need a couple of days to rest and recover before I would bounce back.  So if I had chemo on Thursday I should […]