Chemotherapy is getting harder and harder for our family. I’m not rebounding as fast and as well as I would like. I finally get back on my feet just in time for my next treatment. Grocery shopping and meal planning—pretty much everyday, normal life—has fallen by the wayside, so we need your help. Several of … Continue reading Help

Read the Label

I’m back. I’m back and I have a little PSA: Always read the label of any medication you take. This is about to get personal… I’m currently taking stool softeners to help counter some of the effects of my medications. Well, the night before my last treatment I ran out of my prescription and started … Continue reading Read the Label

You’re Bald

Round two of chemotherapy has come and gone. That was a tough one in a whole new way. I had a lot more issues with my tummy and nausea and headaches. I had less pain in my bones, but boy it was still painful. I’m learning what drugs to take and when and for how … Continue reading You’re Bald

Gabriella Joy

Two weeks ago, two days after my first treatment—ouch—we had a follow-up appointment with my obstetrician to see how I was recovering from my laparoscopic surgery and with my D&C’s. Plural. Everything was great, and I was healing well. My doctor, who is amazing, also told us that our baby was/is a girl! I cried. … Continue reading Gabriella Joy

Don’t Be Afraid to Ask

I’m scheduled to have my next Chemo treatment today. Yuck. Several of you have asked me some questions. I’ve heard a few of the same questions many times. So, without further ado, here are the answers to some of my most frequently asked questions: How old am I? I’m 34. I’ll turn 35 on July … Continue reading Don’t Be Afraid to Ask

Dem Bones

Oh. My. Word. Raw post here. Last week was horrible. If I wasn’t walking so close with Jesus I would probably fill this post with bad words. If you have not had chemotherapy, consider yourself very, very blessed. Go outside and enjoy the sunshine because your skin isn’t burning at the first drop of light … Continue reading Dem Bones

Get Ready. Get Set.

It’s almost go time to start the fight against this cancer. I can’t believe that we technically haven’t started attacking this little beast yet. We’re almost there, almost at the starting line. This Tuesday, June 7 at 7:45 a.m. I will start the process of what will be my first chemotherapy treatment. I don’t know … Continue reading Get Ready. Get Set.