Experiences, Feelings

After Chemo Treatments Are Over

A few days after finishing chemo I started going through some fairly serious depression. I know that it doesn't make sense...why would I be so depressed?? I made it through one of the most difficult parts of my treatment, when so many patients don't for one reason or another, but I finished and on time… Continue reading After Chemo Treatments Are Over

Thoughts

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Some people have asked me if I am done with my journey now that my chemotherapy treatments are over, and the answer is "No". I will not be done until I have been through my 3rd surgery, radiation and follow-up imaging showing that there is no sign of cancer anywhere in my body. With that… Continue reading Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Experiences

Taxol #12

October 3rd, 2019 Mood: Excited 😄 My last Taxol treatment went well! Before my treatment I met with my oncologist and we had a great talk about how I have done and what my next steps are. All in all I navigated through my 16 chemo treatments very well. My side effects were minimal, mainly… Continue reading Taxol #12

Experiences

A Beautiful Day in Georgia

September 21st, 2019 Mood: Happy 😁 It's a beautiful day in GA and I am feeling so much better after a very rough week! I am out and about with sweetie...going to our favorite market to buy the best fresh veggies! Have a great day everyone! 💕

Experiences

Taxol #10 & My Birthday

Mood: Excited 😊 "You are in the double digits now!" That is what my oncologist said to me this past Thursday when I went in for my 10th treatment of Taxol....only 2 to go and then I will be done! 😁 Without a doubt this has been the most difficult part of my chemo treatments,… Continue reading Taxol #10 & My Birthday

Experiences

Sex & Chemotherapy

A few people have asked me about having sex during chemotherapy treatment. To put it simply, it is NOT safe to have sex until 48 hours after treatment. If you don't want to wait you can use condoms but do not have unprotected sex until that time period has passed. Why?? Because you can transfer… Continue reading Sex & Chemotherapy

Experiences

Breast Cancer & Chemotherapy….My Truth

What they say is true, from finding the first tumor during a self exam, to my diagnosis to finishing my entire treatment plan, undergoing multiple surgeries and getting a prescription for the drug that I will take for 10 years; an entire year will have gone by....for some patients it is far longer. A year… Continue reading Breast Cancer & Chemotherapy….My Truth