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The Firsts – Emotional Soup

I am officially through my year of first anniversaries. My how time flies. What was really interesting about it all was how much more emotional I was looking back. Going through surgery, chemotherapy and radiation, I was so focued on … Continue reading

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The Terrible Twos

My new hair is a couple of months old. It’s currently going through its own version of the terrible twos. It has a mind of its own. It goes every which way it wants and ignores any instruction I may … Continue reading

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When a Bad Hair Day is a Good Thing

My Saturday Boot Camp class starts at 9am. It’s a 10 minute walk to the gym, and since it was cool enough to wear a hat (ok, let’s face it, I don’t have enough hair yet to go out without a … Continue reading

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It’s the little things

It’s 30 days since my last radiation zap – time for a check in. I’m doing mostly ok. I say mostly because chemotherapy is the gift that keeps on giving. Sigh. It’s been three months – 90 days – since … Continue reading

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It’s Been Nice Knowing You 2015 – Don’t Let the Door Hit You on the Way Out

It’s the last day of 2015. Helluva year. Twelve months ago, fighting cancer was certainly not on my radar screen. Now that I’ve finished my radiation therapy as of yesterday, and chemotherapy is two months behind me, I am facing … Continue reading

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Everything’s Coming Up Hair Sprouts All Over!!!!!

It’s the little things in life, they say. And in cancer treatment recovery that is certainly true. My eyelashes are FINALLY growing back. I have tiny little sprouts of eyelashes growing back on both my upper and lower lids on … Continue reading

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Chemotherapy Graduation Day

It’s almost two weeks since I completed chemotherapy. Graduation day was October 29. Just over two months from start to finish.* Time flies even when you’re not having fun. The mood was much lighter for this final session. I didn’t … Continue reading

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My Nutrition Regime has a Positive Effect on Blood Work – Yay!

Before each round of chemo you check in with your oncologist. As part of that meeting, you have your blood work done – something called a Complete Blood Count (CBC). In your blood, they are checking for two critical markers … Continue reading

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Half-way Point Lessons Learned

I’m half way through my chemotherapy treatment program. And, like any good PMP (project management professional), I figured now is a good time to do a quick analysis of what I’ve learned so far, what’s working, what isn’t, what wisdom … Continue reading

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Chemo – Round 2

It’s the day after my second round of chemo. Now I’m half way there. Two down, two to go. Eye on the prize. Because I knew what to expect, this round was less anxiety-inducing. I still took the Ativan, as … Continue reading

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