Category Archives: AC chemo

January 25, 2015: Tuesday is Coming

Chemo days – Ugh! No one likes chemo days. No one looks forward to chemo days. In fact, the only day I look forward to is the day I no longer have to go through chemo! Tuesday is my chemo … Continue reading

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January 24, 2015: Side Effects

Have you ever listened closely to the end of a prescription drug advertisement? The list of side effects often takes longer to read than the actual commercial. I’ve often heard myself say, “Who’s crazy enough to take that drug?” Now, … Continue reading

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January 20, 2015: Random Thinking

On my personal Facebook page, I often write my random thinking down. Tonight all my thoughts for this page are also random, so I think I’ll just follow that format. Please note there is often no rhyme or reason from … Continue reading

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January 19, 2015: Cancer Has Taught Me . . .

Cancer has taught me to try new foods. Foods I used to dislike have become some of my go-to foods when everything else has tasted bad. Examples: fried dill pickles & vegetables soaked in vinegar water Cancer has taught me … Continue reading

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January 17, 2015: OCR & Chemo

Obstacle Course Racing, or OCR, has become a popular way to get people off their couches and back working out. My husband and I have completed The Warrior Dash, Down & Dirty, and Tough Mudder. I was in the process … Continue reading

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January 15, 2015: Bone Pain Update

Thursdays are Bone Pain Days. It’s the day after my Neulasta shot. The only way I’ve been able to describe this pain in the past is like crushing all your bones under your weight as you walk, sit, and even … Continue reading

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January 15, 2015: Evening & Night #2 of Chemo #3

I went in for a bag of fluids with an anti nausea and steroid cocktail added just for fun to add to my white blood cell booster shot. I’m totally great with fluids. The shot was as painful as ever, … Continue reading

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January 12-13, 2015: My Baby Sister is Here

I am the middle child of five. I have an older brother and sister and two younger sisters. On the 12th, my baby sister, Roni, came into town to hang out with me and go to chemo with me in … Continue reading

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January 4, 2015: Beat Cancer with Your Life

Cancer became a bad word because it often results in awfulness. Cancer is connected to painful surgeries typically requiring the removal of part of your body. Cancer is often treated with poisonous drugs through an awful process called chemotherapy. Cancer … Continue reading

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January 3, 2015: 6 Weeks Post-Op

There’s a reason in days long gone a person waited six weeks before returning to work after a major surgery. It takes this long to mostly heal. Range of motion is still a bit limited and painful if I move … Continue reading

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