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Cure Magazine

Early on in my breast cancer journey I heard about a free magazine for cancer patients, survivors and caregivers called “cure.” I received my first issue around the time I had my 2nd chemo treatment in early June and I found this magazine to be so helpful in understanding more about cancer. Today I received this issue and I wish I had this early on….there is some great information in this issue for newly diagnosed cancer patients.

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Reality of Chemotherapy

Mood: Sad 😫

I know I have written about the side effects I experienced while going through chemotherapy treatments and the after effects, so I won’t go into the details about all of that again. You can read that entry here if you haven’t read it.

This is a hard entry for me to write, to show you a part of me that breast cancer and chemotherapy have taken from me. Anyone that knows me well, knows that I take pride in my appearance. I knew from the beginning that I would lose my hair, so I bought a few wigs early on in my journey and I promised myself that I would not go to a doctor’s appointment or out in public without a wig and at least some makeup on. I didn’t want people seeing me and feeling sorry for me, and I still don’t.

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Taxol Treatments

July 17th, 2019

Mood: Stressed 😧

I have to admit, I am nervous about my first Taxol treatment tomorrow. I am praying that it will be as easy as my oncologist says it will be.

The thought of another 12 treatments is daunting and depressing but I understand that it is necessary. We have to do everything possible to make sure that I don’t have cancer anywhere else in my body.

I am doing everything my oncologist is telling me to do so that I don’t have any major side effects and so far it helped a lot during the first part of my treatment.

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