Thoughts & Musings: April Edition

And just like that, the month of April is almost gone. Life continues to move ahead, no matter how much I like it to slow down. Do you ever feel that way? Wishing you could stop the passage of time, even for a small moment? * * * * * Not good news. Not bad … Continue reading Thoughts & Musings: April Edition

Things that are on my mind

First, administrative: I am not starting treatment. Monitoring will continue and we will revisit treatment when/if the time comes. And that's all I have to say about that. In addition to the above, my brain has been full of the following: WWDRPD? (What Would Dr. Rhonda Patrick Do?) A full list of supplements she takes … Continue reading Things that are on my mind

The gray area that I didn’t know existed

My appointment with my oncologist was moved to Wednesday and I didn't tell anyone (except Kenji) and for that I'm low-key grateful. The appointment left me in unfamiliar territory, something I was not expecting, nor really prepared for. By the way, before I get on with it, can we just laugh for a moment about … Continue reading The gray area that I didn’t know existed

The rollercoaster

The below post was written the day I received some not-so-great news in early February. I've been sitting on this news, sharing only with a few and as the weeks have passed, sharing more in person with what's on the horizon, which essentially is a giant bag of shitty unknowns. I told myself I didn't … Continue reading The rollercoaster

CT results, why Trader Joe’s is my life force, and the life-long lesson of letting things go

Isn't it remarkable how a simple test result can pivot your entire mood? I mean, certainly, waiting for a CT result is by no means simple, but hearing the words "no evidence of disease" changes, well, everything. I didn't realize how much anxiety I was carrying. I knew I was on edge, but it wasn't … Continue reading CT results, why Trader Joe’s is my life force, and the life-long lesson of letting things go

Life after with cancer

I know I've been all-keto-all-the-time the past few months (when you make a big change like that, it has a way of taking over every facet of your life). Still, as we come to the end of another year of life with cancer, I'm finding some time to reflect on how far we've come. I … Continue reading Life after with cancer

The science of why I’m doing this

In case you missed it, I published a page with cold, hard facts around why I'm doing this crazy thing. Check it out: https://cancerisagdbitch.wordpress.com/science-sht/ And, because we have time, here's a photo of a dogs wearing hats, courtesy of r/dogswearinghats and u/DyneDenethor, who posts photos of these three regularly.  

Praise be to strawberries

Back in college, I had a "Do It Yourself Genius Kit," which was a collection of 4 tiny books (seriously, like 1.5" wide by 2" high) with a different random fact on each page. For instance, Napoleon was afraid of cats, and blondes have thicker hair than brunettes. Stuff like that. You can tell that … Continue reading Praise be to strawberries

Keto Life: The First 30 Days

Technically, it's been 38 days, but who's counting? Certainly not me. Most definitely not me. We've hit the one-month mark and I'm not dead! Or miserable! Well, except when we watch the Great British Bake-Off, which is essentially TORTURE, and I want to eat all the things, and I remember how wonderful bread and pastries … Continue reading Keto Life: The First 30 Days

Keto Life: Week 3 (and then some)

Let's start with some administrative items: November's blood work & oncologist call occurred without incident. All blood marker levels are within in the normal range -- my CA-125 was slightly elevated, but my HE-4 was down a significant amount. (No, I cannot thank the diet for that yet since the tests were done about 4 … Continue reading Keto Life: Week 3 (and then some)