Day 13 of Chemo

I’m a little less than two weeks out from my first chemo infusion, but it feels like months ago!  I’m doing well. The side effects are giving me some problems and they are a reminder that I am sick. After the initial days in bed after chemo, I have forgotten a few times that I … More Day 13 of Chemo

Silver Linings

After my first week of chemo and seeing  the effects it has had on my body, I want to remind myself of the silver linings that this glorious adventure has given me. This will be a work in progress, so check back often 😉 1. I don’t have to wait months for doctor appointments, they … More Silver Linings

A Woman’s Glory

My apologies for not writing sooner–as you can guess, it has been an overwhelming few days. I’m going to start with Tuesday. I started my final prep work for my chemo infusion the following day. I took my first dose of steroids that gave me lots of energy, despite the fact that I didn’t sleep … More A Woman’s Glory

My Mom

Cancer sucks–but it sucks less when you have someone who is always there for you and that person is my mom. My mom and sister moved up to Portland last summer. What I didn’t know then is that they moved here at just the right time. Fast forward to mid-February and my mom lost her … More My Mom

Port Install…. check!

Yesterday I had my port installed. I’m one step closer to chemo!!! Before I went to get my port installed, I had to go get an injection of Zoladex. Zoladex is a hormone therapy that shuts down the ovaries and stop them from producing estrogen so there is less estrogen to fuel the growth of … More Port Install…. check!

C is for Chemo

Sorry it took so long for me to write this–it has been a tough week. I met with my medical oncologist this week and he gave me the choice between “light” and “strong” chemo. I told him I wanted whatever chemo would make my cancer not come back. He said that there were some health … More C is for Chemo


I’m headed to the medical oncologist today. I will find out how much and what type of chemo I will be receiving. I am not looking forward to this appointment at all. It will be my first time to visit the oncology department with all the other sick people. I have a massive headache because … More Doomsday