Ignorance is Bliss

After sitting on a completed blog post for nearly a week, I finally just posted it today so lucky you (!), you’ll be getting a twofer (two for one).  It seems whenever I create a post when everything is pretty much fine and dandy, it turns out, eh not so much.  The other post from […]

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Kickin It – All about treatment – Days 1 – 16

*This post was written on Saturday, August 6, 2016. It’s been just over 3 weeks since I ‘moved’ up to Boston for treatment and so much has happened.  In my last post, ‘Self Titled’, I touched on the diagnosis of my recurrence and a little about the chemotherapy and clinical trial I would be participating in. Today, again […]

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Save The Date! (No, I’m not getting married…)

Finally posting again! Woohoo! I’ve started 3 other posts but the creative juices have not been flowing. It may have to do with working full time again and after staring at a computer screen all day, my mind is mush and my eyes need a break. So, I’m sorry to anyone who has been trying […]

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Treatment Flashback (Part 1): Life as I knew it changed forever

 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 […]

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Treatment Update: Another birthday has come and gone!

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 […]

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Treatment: All butterflies and rainbows?! Not exactly…

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 […]

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Treatment Update: Rest, Recover, Repeat

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 […]

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Treatment update: I’m human again!! 

 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 […]

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Treatment update… It’s been a hell of a week! 

“You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have.” – Cayla Mills Not going to lie.. It’s been a rough week!  Week 2 following chemo is expectedly the worst week meaning my counts are at their lowest.  When you think about how it works, chemo is unbelievable.  The […]

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To Blog or Not to Blog?

I’ve had a lot of time on my hands recently and have been contemplating a blog for a while.  Why?  Because apparently cancer gives you a unique perspective on your life that you cannot understand until you go through it yourself.  It is something you never wish upon your worst enemy yet when it hits, […]

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