Life Update: Yay!!
Treatment Update: We did it!
I’m loving this new title… Let’s just say I was more than happy to get rid of ‘treatment update’ posts! It’s been a busy few weeks getting back to normal, or rather, figuring out my new normal. I’m in my third week back to work and even though I’m still not back to full time, […]
Treatment Flashback (Part 1): Life as I knew it changed forever
I’ll blame my lack of posts on my new obsession with the show Parenthood, my newfound freedom of having normal blood counts and more importantly with the impending appointment of finding out if I’m (drumroll) cancer free, I just could not seem to focus and write. Well, yesterday was the day. I got a mani/pedi […]
Treatment Update: Another birthday has come and gone!
I recently learned that LLS is raising money specifically for Acute Myeloid Leukemia research through June 30. This is amazing as I am fighting AML myself (just in case I got a new reader on the blog but I’m sure everyone is well aware!) AML is an aggressive blood cancer and until more recently, it was […]
Good ol’ Southern comfort foods for a rainy day (or any day)…
Many will scoff at the idea that 27 is ‘old’ but aging another year starts to feel like a drag once you hit 25. Not sure why that is because aging is something to celebrate, not begrudgingly anticipate! I love celebrating my friends’ birthdays more than my own. You get the festive environment without the […]
Treatment: All butterflies and rainbows?! Not exactly…
Well the weather has been pretty crazy down in South Florida… I’m talking hailstorms and tornado warnings. Even at 26, my mom still makes sure to call to remind me to stay away from windows! Haha Gotta love her! I was released from the hospital three days ago finishing my 4th round of chemo. As […]
Where are the berries?! What I’m loving right now
Disclaimer: This blog post is going to have a different tone than the others. I am not depressed or discouraged by any means but I feel like all of my posts are super positive and may be misleading for people who are struggling with cancer or any lifelong/potential terminal illness which deeply effects their families/friends as […]
Hospital Survival Guide
As most of you know, I was supposed to start another round of chemo last week but was delayed because my counts weren’t where they needed to be. I have been to the doctor since and my counts are trending up so I’m on track to start my next round this Tuesday. Fingers crossed! Having […]
Treatment Update: Rest, Recover, Repeat
Recently, a few people have asked me what to bring/expect when going to the hospital since their loved one was diagnosed with cancer and will be undergoing surgery and/or chemo and radiation. Having spent over 2 of the last 5 months in the hospital, I’ve become quite the expert in being a ‘professional patient’. The […]
Treatment update: I’m human again!!
I was discharged from the hospital late Saturday afternoon and proceeded to melt directly into my couch. As amazing as it is to be home, your sleep schedule gets so disrupted at the hospital that you need a few days to recoup and be able to sleep a full night. It is insane how weak […]
This could not be more fitting. My last post was on a Wednesday saying ‘it’s been a hell of a week.’ Girl, you have 4 more days for shit to hit the fan and it did just that. I woke up 1am Thursday with a 103+ degree fever and vomiting profusely. Called the ER […]