Things & Stuff: October Edition

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

Things & Stuff: September Edition with Added Science!

First off, I cannot believe it's nearly October. Time, she is flying! Kenji and I had a discussion recently around perception of time and how it changes as we age. We figured out that a 50 year-old's perception of a single day is just over a week to a 1-year-old. Put *that* in your pipe … Continue reading Things & Stuff: September Edition with Added Science!

The progress you don’t know you’re making

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

30 Days & What Have We Learned?

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?

The completion of Round Four and how I’ve found myself in the hospital for the past week.

Fair warning, this is a long post. To say the fourth round of my chemotherapy was difficult would be a vast understatement. The word "compounding" took on new meaning, as the chemotherapy side effects legitimately were getting worse. More fatigue, more nausea, more suck. My first week brought such intense nausea I had to increase … Continue reading The completion of Round Four and how I’ve found myself in the hospital for the past week.

Looking towards Round 2

First off, I fixed my typo of Round 2 being done. Freudian slip. I wish. I count myself correct in my previous assertion that I'd forget how shitty this would be. And I know I've complained about constipation before -- probably half a dozen times (I'm not even going to go back to round 1 … Continue reading Looking towards Round 2

Round 1 in the books

I'm on my way to the upswing from last week's infusion, which has shown to be a little easier than the first week's. The nausea is still ever-present -- where I was told by my doc I'd only feel that way for a few days after the infusion. Ha. I am on Lexapro, which does … Continue reading Round 1 in the books

Bring on the visitors + Feeling decent

I just added a sign up area to the How You Can Help page that gives you an idea of when my good days are, and can have visitors and guests. I learned today that even a simple lunch can wear me out, so I'd prefer to keep the number of visitors at at time … Continue reading Bring on the visitors + Feeling decent

Round 1 Thus Far…

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…