In three words, I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life. It goes on. - Robert Frost I've probably used that quote in a previous post, but it continues to be the truth, so I'm going to continue to use it. (sidenote: Robert Frost said this during his eightieth birthday celebration according to journalist … Continue reading Same Same
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
"I hate everything and everyone." - Me, Day 3 (and 4, and 5) The week started out ROUGH. No amount of reading can prepare you for the things you'll actually feel. I realize now the warnings of "keto flu" did not do justice to the true feelings. The fatigue, anger, and mild depression that accompanies … Continue reading Keto Life: Week One
And with one thing and another, October is nearly over. This past month felt more like *real* life than any other since chemo stopped. It's almost as though I can pretend that nothing at all happened and life has always been this way, right? Riiiiiiiight. My work on mind, body and spirit continues! I joined … Continue reading Things & Stuff: October Edition
The path towards change is not an overnight one. It's a path that requires you to choose, over and over again, the changes you want to enact in your life. Some days, your choices aren't the ones that bring you toward your goal(s). Other days, they do. Every day, every hour, every second, we're given … Continue reading The progress you don’t know you’re making
It's been nearly 30 days since my last post. I'm constantly amazed at how time seems to pass in the blink of an eye. There's much to report, so let's get this party started, shall we? Most importantly, we met with my oncologist today and are now officially in "wait & see," or as I'm … Continue reading 30 Days & What Have We Learned?
I have 3 days of antibiotics left no more antibiotics left and there's really no good word to describe how amazing it will be to NOT have an IV in my arm (I'm on #5) any longer. Oh, bathtub, I'm coming for you. And pool. And jacuzzi. And basically any body of water where I … Continue reading Home Sweet Home
I'm feeling better and better (wtf?) each round. Or rather, I'm getting used to what each round means for me. I recall last time I went through chemo telling Kenji I was finally getting the hang of everything the 5th round. Out of 6 rounds. So not helpful. The fact that I've found a sort … Continue reading Status Report: 50% complete with chemotherapy.
I can say with confidence that this type of chemo sucks less that my initial chemo. But that's kind of like saying being swarmed by bees sucks less than being caught in quicksand. Day 1: Infusion Center I actually felt pretty dang fantastic after getting injected with my poison to the point that my BFF … Continue reading Round 1 Thus Far…
An hour after Bikram yoga was done, I will still sweating, red-faced and wobbly. And completely blissed out. Today's class was one of the hardest I've ever done. Admittedly, it's been nearly 2 months since my last visit, so that certainly doesn't help the situation, but I had to do something I've never done in … Continue reading Beginning Again