Oh The Things We Will Do

Today I wanted to talk a little bit about how I am approaching my treatment as a thirteen year, metastatic Breast Cancer Fighter.  I am not a fan of chemotherapy.  Take a drug that will kill everything in my body, and maybe the cancer too?  Ugh.  In reality though, it is chemotherapy that has been…

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Changing “I” to “WE” after being diagnosed with the Big C

I just finished my first full week back on chemotherapy.  My emotions have been all over the place; I threw a couple of pity parties for myself, I have wallowed in the misery of this illness and I’ve struggled to keep a smile on my face, and in my heart. The memories of past treatments…

Crazy Hair? Don’t Care!

You’re cancer treatment has ended and you are starting to see your hair coming back in.  Oh joyous day! As it continues to grow, you may be surprised to find that your new hair has taken on a new color and texture.  Each time my hair has grown back, it has been different: curly, stick…

Multi-purpose veggie soup

This easy on the stomach veggie soup can be eaten whole or in parts depending on how you feel.  I sometimes had the broth alone, other days the broth and rice and when I was feeling better, I would it the veggies too.  This can be made in a crock pot as well. 2 cloves…

Chemo Sucks! Stay Hydrated

Managing “normal” eating habits is difficult while undergoing chemotherapy.  Some of the most common symptoms that affect your diet during chemo are nausea, vomiting, constipation, diarrhea, changes in taste, dry mouth, mouth sores and loss of appetite.  Trying to eat anything while suffering any of these side effects is down right torture! If you are…

Tea for Tatas

During chemotherapy, herbal teas were my go to for hydration, warming up and calming my queasy belly.  Here are some of my favorites: Chamomile Tea was my best friend.  Chamomile is not only great for soothing the stomach, but also great for treating sleep anxiety and reflux. Ginger Tea was my go to when my…

Baby got brows!

Here are the supplies I used: Ardelle Brow Kit Elf angled, tapered brush Translucent powder Elf small stipple brush

DIY All natural Anti Nausea

There are lots of nasty things about chemotherapy, and hands down the nausea and vomiting are at the top of the list.  Some days it seemed that nothing could calm the storm inside of my poor belly.  Most days, these natural essential oils would calm my stomach enough to let me see, smell and even…

Water does a body good?

A common side effect of chemotherapy is a change in your tastes.  Foods and beverages you may have loved may all of a sudden start to taste metallic.  Even now, having been off of chemotherapy for three months, I cannot drink regular water or even most bottled waters because it literally tastes like a penny….

#ImTheWhy Campaign

I am honored to be a part of the #ImTheWhy campaign through trials.ai who are working to “humanize the often sterile research industry by telling real stories about the impact that effective treatments can make on real lives.”  Trials.ai is trying to get experimental treatments to the market faster through integrating artificial intelligence.  Though I…