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May 27, 2016: Don’t Wear Make-up

Before I started chemotherapy, I read make-up and chemo didn’t always like each other and to consider going without if possible. That wasn’t a huge sacrifice for me. I’ve never been a huge make-up wearer anyway. Once you loose your … Continue reading

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March 18, 2016: Cancer Caused PTSD

The story after cancer can be a much more daunting one than most people realize. From my own personal experience, the majority of people I’ve known look at the end of treatment or the word “cancer-free” as the end of … Continue reading

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July 15, 2015: A Month After Chemo

Sometime during treatment I asked my oncologist how long I’d be dealing with a certain side effect. The answer was like most answers regarding chemotherapy – “It’s hard to say for sure because everyone responds to chemo differently. Some side … Continue reading

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June 15, 2015: The Dark Place

Warning: The Dark Place Before I ever began chemotherapy, I was warned of the darkness. This is a part of treatment few people ever speak of to others and with good reason. I’m thankful I had people who loved me … Continue reading

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May 21, 2015: Abraxane #9

Abraxane #9 I’m 75% complete with this kind of chemo. Three more rounds and done! I slept through chemo. I don’t even remember my infusion nurse asking for my name and birthdate.  My blood levels were all good, so I … Continue reading

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May 1, 2015: Chemo Vacation

Every time I’ve gone on “chemo vacation”, I’ve been so excited. I’ve told myself how wonderful it’s going to be to not have to go through the nausea, the fatigue, and the bone pain. I’ve looked forward to a week … Continue reading

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April 26, 2015: Bone Crushing Bone Pain

It’s Sunday evening, and I’m thinking I’m going to get out of the bone pain event. Not this time! First my left leg felt like it was bursting into a million pieces. That calms down, so pain can start attacking … Continue reading

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