You’re a Survivor

As I’m approaching Chemo #9 on Thursday I can’t help but self reflect on my journey so far, and how in 4 short months all the ways my life has changed. When we go through things in life the first thing we do is try to find answers to our questions, well honestly one main […]

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Life as Lymphomie

In my previous posts I talk all about the struggles and hardships that will occur while going through chemo, and or other treatments to get rid of cancer. When dealing with these side effects on a daily basis for 6 months in my case or however long your treatment process there isn’t one or two […]

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Cold hard Chemo

che·mo·ther·a·py /ˌkēmōˈTHerəpē,ˌkemōˈTHerəpē/ noun the treatment of disease by the use of chemical substances, especially the treatment of cancer by cytotoxic and other drugs. Such a vague description of the horror show that is chemotherapy. Yes, chemotherapy is losing your hair and being sick, but what no one tells you is that it will be THE […]

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Pet Scan

It’s been almost a month since my last post and the reality of it is Round 5 and 6 of Chemo really kicked my ass. I wish Chemo was one of those things that got better with time, or you eventually get used to it so it’s not that bad. Unfortunately that’s not how it […]

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It’s okay, to not be okay.

“Being sick and young is sorta like being elderly, except we lack the reflection on all the great times and great things we did long ago. Instead, we watch our peers make the memories and strides they’ll look back on fondly, bitterly observing and praying for our chance. Our time.” I could sit here and […]

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In Sickness And In Health

“When someone has cancer, the whole family and everyone who loves them does too.” I have never read a truer quote than that one right there. I am definitely not grateful for having cancer, but I am grateful for the way it has changed the way I think and view life. You always think you’re […]

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B(e) Positive

I can honestly say everyday is a learning experience when it comes to this whole having cancer thing and having to go through chemotherapy every two weeks. For starters I thought I was really starting to figure this whole side effect situation out, but turns out I was wrong. I was pleasantly surprised at the […]

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It’s not JUST hair.

It’s a few days before my second round of treatment and I’m noticing my hair is starting to not just “shed” but actually start to fall out in bigger sized chunks. It was driving me crazy, so I text my husband that I want to cut my hair short and he agrees to do it […]

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Round 1

If I had to sum up all of the thoughts, feelings, and experiences I had during my first round of chemo it would definitely be “expect the unexpected.” The day of my first treatment I went into it with high hopes and nothing but positive thoughts to calm my anxiety. It was my first round […]

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The Girl In Room 310

Theres a knock at the door…”We have the lymph node biopsy scheduled for you in 3 hours, another CT Scan scheduled for you later tonight, and a Bone Marrow Biopsy in the morning.” Kind of ironic the whole thing..I go my whole 26 years of life not even needing to give blood or have an IV and […]

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