Category Archives: After chemo

December 17, 2016: Chemo 2 Years Later

To set the record straight, I didn’t want to go through chemo. I had a horrific surgery in the hopes of avoiding chemo. I could have revolted against modern medicine and took a different route. We weighed our options. It … Continue reading

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April 11, 2016: Slipping Back Into the Darkness

Depression was something I used to think I knew something about, but the reality is knowing about something is not the same as understanding. The deep, dark, irkiness some find swallowing them whole is still foreign to me. I pray … Continue reading

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March 25, 2016: My Port Removal

Removal of a Port When I had my port inserted in December 2014, it was day surgery. I went in. They put me to sleep, cut me open, inserted the port, and sewed me up. I woke up and went … Continue reading

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March 23, 2016: Three Things Every Cancer Patient NeedsĀ 

Regardless of what type of cancer a person has, I’ve found we all really need three similar things. And we don’t just need these things at diagnosis. We need these things long term. Everyone can help even if you don’t … Continue reading

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January 8, 2015: The 5 Stages of Grief and Cancer

I know what you’re thinking, why would I be writing about the five stages of grief when I’m a cancer survivor and not dealing with the death of a loved one or even trying to prepare for my own death? … Continue reading

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December 17, 2015: Six Months After Chemo

It’s been about 6 months since my last chemo treatment. Yay! So how’s life going for me now? Not exactly how I had envisioned it to be honest.  I’m more fatigued now than I was as I went through chemo. … Continue reading

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November 29, 2015: Thanksgiving in my Heart

   Last year I wasn’t able to travel for Thanksgiving. I had just come home from the hospital after my double mastectomy and had opted to start reconstruction at the same time instead. A year later, I went to my … Continue reading

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