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

On life after trauma

I saw this reposted on Instagram, and it's pretty damn close to explaining my sentiments as I go through this. From @bymariandrew: I've been trying to draw something about living through a traumatic experience for a while, but it's a really sensitive and complex topic, so I'll just focus on this one part of my … Continue reading On life after trauma

Social Experiment

Yesterday, I busted out the blue wig. I got far less looks that when I go au naturale, but that could be because I was shopping at Japanese stores. Most people didn't give me a second glance. One woman asked if it was my real hair. Yes, this is really my hair. In any case, … Continue reading Social Experiment

How quickly things can change

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

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

The Bitch is Back

Perhaps some of you have noticed that I went a little radio silent on the 2nd biopsy results -- or didn't realize that my big benign announcement was only for the 1st biopsy. Let's just go ahead and pull the band-aid off. The 2nd biopsy came back malignant. I start chemotherapy on Friday, March 17. … Continue reading The Bitch is Back

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!