Keep calm and keto on. Plus other things.

There's this relationship tool called the "5 Love Languages" -- you can take a simple test to see what your love language is. I am overwhelmingly "Acts of Service" -- if you clean for me; you basically have my undying devotion. It's a fun way to understand how you show and want to receive love, … Continue reading Keep calm and keto on. Plus other things.

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

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)

Keto Life: Week Two

New week, new lessons learned. The 2nd week of this experiment has gone far better than Week 1. Probably because I don't have to withdraw from sugar again. And probably because it's not as new and scary as it was the first week. In any case, keeping it simple has paid off in dividends and … Continue reading Keto Life: Week Two

Keto Life: Week One

"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

Tales from the front lines: keto prep day

Fuck. Me. This is going to be so so much harder than I thought it was going to be. I mean, I knew it would be hard, but this is next level hard. Planning the shopping list took multiple hours across multiple days. Shopping itself took 3x longer than it usually does (and cost twice … Continue reading Tales from the front lines: keto prep day