Hello dear friends and family... Last week the BFF came into town and I had a decent amount of energy after Day 1 of Round 2. We had lunch with my MIL, bought weird masques that moisturize your face AND make you look like a cat (those crazy Japanese).... She cooked and cleaned, and all … Continue reading How quickly things can change
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
My wonderful friend, Dyana, shared a great resource at the beginning of my treatment called Cleaning for a Reason. They clean women living with cancer's homes during their treatment. I submitted an application, but unfortunately services weren't available in my area. (But! If you know someone going through cancer treatment outside of OC, they support … Continue reading Cleaning Tomorrow
Sneak Peek: IP Chemo Photo Day
If I had to choose a title for the imaginary book I'd write about this experience, it'd likely be called "All I Can Do Is Smile." I firmly believe that the energy you put into this world is the energy you get out of it and that attitude makes all the difference in a situation. … Continue reading Sneak Peek: IP Chemo Photo Day
We have hot water!
Two weeks later we have this beautiful water heater (FINALLY) in place. Mold made the timeline longer than expected. Kenji claimed he was getting used to cold showers. I took not a single cold shower because fuck that. We are officially ready for the final round. Super huge shout out to our neighbor and friend, … Continue reading We have hot water!
The Final Countdown
Start by pressing play above. Now, you are ready to read. Round 6 begins next week. The FINAL round. The FINAL weeks of sucktitude. The FINAL push to the end of this particularly crazy chapter in my life. Also, the final shifts are up for grabs, sign up! We met with Dr. Tierney who is … Continue reading The Final Countdown
Peace, love, and IP chemo
"Peace. It does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble, or hard work. It means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart." - Unknown
Round 5 is in Play
First, the CA-125 result wasn't as dramatic as previous results. But I'm still in a downward trend, with an additional point lost. The doc said results would slow. I'm hoping I get into the teens by the end of treatment, but I'll take anything in the normal range. Some photos from the day:
Power Songs & Food Prep
Okay dear readers, near and far, help me out! What is your power song? AKA: The song that you just can't help shaking your booty to and dancing to and puts you in a great mood and you can just listen to over and over again... That's the song I want from you. Or songs. … Continue reading Power Songs & Food Prep
Well, my "coming out" party on Facebook was an overwhelming success. The outpouring of love and support... I grinned, I laughed, I cried as I read people's comments. My heart feels so full. I stared at the blinking cursor of my status update for easily 10 minutes, trying to figure out how to drop the … Continue reading Wow.