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Juicing
Monday, September 16, 2013      16 comments

I started juicing right after I was diagnosed with cancer. I had seen the movies "Fat, Sick and Nearly Dead" and "The Gerson Miracle" several years ago on Netflix and became very interested in juicing at the time. Right after watching th... Read more
I think I'm married to the best man in the world!
Saturday, September 14, 2013      25 comments

Today, I'm on "post day 2" of chemo. I'm not sure if it's the chemo, or I'm just having a low energy day, but whatever it is.....I haven't wanted to do much more than doze in glorious fall fresh air we have been having today. Last night,... Read more
Second session of chemo...thoughts on fear and wanting
Thursday, September 12, 2013      24 comments

I'm at the Vanderbilt infusion clinic right now waiting for my second chemo session. The first week of chemo went amazingly well. I would love it if it was all that easy. One session down, eleven more to go of this chemo.....and then there wi... Read more
First Week on Chemo...reflections and looking forward
Monday, September 09, 2013      28 comments

I woke up early this morning on day 4 post chemo not sure how I felt. I am supposed to take anti-nausea medication round the clock for the first three days and then as needed for the rest of the week. I've been taking the anti-nausea medicatio... Read more
First Chemo Session Done!
Thursday, September 05, 2013      24 comments

Hi Sparkfriends, I have a special distribution list on my email that I send out periodic cancer updates to my family and some special friends. Here is a copy of what I sent to them earlier this evening. It covers all the basics of what ... Read more
Not much going on...
Tuesday, September 03, 2013      13 comments

After my first chemo got unexpectedly delayed last week, Jim and I initially thought we would try to take a quick vacation somewhere. Once I realized it was Labor Day weekend and that it would probably be hard to book something last minute, Jim... Read more
A hiccup in my first chemo....but lots of good news!
Saturday, August 31, 2013      31 comments

Last Tuesday evening, I got a call from Vanderbilt letting me know all the details hadn't been completed in time for me to get chemo the next day if I wanted to participate in a clinical trial that is going on for triple negative stage II breas... Read more
The Gift of Friends and Books....
Monday, August 26, 2013      19 comments

Several people have commented on my cancer blogs that I have an amazing attitude and approach toward cancer. It didn't start out that way. I was hurt, scared out of my mind, and feeling very alone when I first got diagnosed. I credit a lot of... Read more
The Port is in...everything went very smoothly.
Sunday, August 25, 2013      17 comments

I had my port put in (for chemo) early Friday morning at Vanderbilt hospital. It was done under local with heavy sedation so I don't remember a thing.....and that's fine with me. It was actually easier than getting the biopsies done. Th... Read more
Quick update...lots of trips to Vanderbilt this week.
Thursday, August 22, 2013      20 comments

This wil ba a quick blog because I'm leaving for yoga class in a few minutes. We spent a lot of time at Vanderbilt over the last couple days getting blood drawn, an entire body bone scan, a CT of the torso and an echocardiogram. I don't expect... Read more
How cancer made my skin better and more......
Tuesday, August 20, 2013      20 comments

One of the very unexpected benefits of getting cancer is that now my skin is really starting to positively glow and I'm at what I consider to be my ideal weight without counting calories or tracking food. Wierd...who would have "thunk" that can... Read more
A Different Journey....
Sunday, August 18, 2013      22 comments

Before I got diagnosed with cancer, Jim and I had been planning the trip of a lifetime....actually a series of trips. We had planned to do a self-supported bicycle tour around the perimeter of the United States and another one around the perime... Read more
The Emotional Roller Coaster of Having Cancer
Saturday, August 17, 2013      22 comments

It's early Saturday morning. I'm feeling very calm and serene right now as I sit here writing....waiting for the sun to come up. When I look back over the events of just the last 24 hours, I am at a loss for words at describing the huge range ... Read more
I have a treatment plan....
Thursday, August 15, 2013      29 comments

The test results are in. I have triple negative breast cancer, high rate and high grade with no evidence of spreading beyond the axillary lymph nodes. Here's a little something on triple negative cancer. www.dslrf.org/endingbc/c
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Finally, a bit of good news.....
Monday, August 12, 2013      28 comments

It's funny what makes me happy these days. Tomorrow, I'm going to get an MRI to see if my cancer has spread to the muscle under the tumor. I'm obviously concerned about getting the results from that. I think I'll learn the results the n... Read more

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