Category Archives: caregiver

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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March 21, 2016: An Answer to a Prayer I Never Said

About two years ago, my husband and I felt two different ways. As the wife, I stepped back and decided to be supportive of a change in my husband’s career I wasn’t set on myself. It was the beginning of … Continue reading

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June 21, 2015: Chemo Tricks & Tips

Everyone’s adventure through chemotherapy is unique, and our treatment plans are often different. These may not all be relevant or helpful to everyone, but I hope it helps some of you. Sorry but there is no real order to this … Continue reading

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June 18, 2015: No More Chemo!

Today was my last round of chemotherapy. I started in December with 4 rounds of AC Chemo (The awful Red Devil). That was followed by two failed rounds of Taxol. (I was one of the lucky percentage that’s highly allergic … Continue reading

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June 11, 2015: Abraxane’s Broken Masterpiece

Abraxane #11 Today started out way too nerve raking and stressful before I ever even made it to my appointment at Texas Oncology. Thankfully, I’m surrounded by a strong group of friends and family who all jumped in to come … Continue reading

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December 18, 2014: The Battlegrounds of Chemo

Chemo Night #2 – I WON! Chemo Morning #3 – Currently Losing! The nausea monster returned last night around eight o’clock. We started the anti-nausea regiment, and I snuggled in to watch the Sing-Off. I couldn’t wait to hear Home … Continue reading

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December 13, 2014: Spoiled Patient

So as to not wake up my pharmacist, AKA husband, at an early hour and perhaps allow him to actually “sleep in”, I decided I could administer my own pain medication. Two hours ago, it was a total fail, but … Continue reading

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