As a photographer, I was drawn to documenting some of my journey with actual professional pictures. I had toyed with the idea a little when my friend, Lizzy, offered to do them for me. I was still unsure but ended up saying yes! Lizzy and her business associate Kendra will work together to document the … Continue reading Family Photos January 14, 2018
Starting my second week of treatment. This is actually my off week so I don't have treatment again until next week, but it's week 2 of treatment 1. So if that didn't totally confuse you... I had an MRI at the end of December that showed the need for a biopsy in one of my … Continue reading Update Week 2
Yesterday was my first chemotherapy treatment. I wasn't sure what to expect but I felt ready. Ready to kick cancer in the face. Not really ready for side effects 😉 Sorry for the blurry pic below, I almost didn't grab one and then this is how it turned out. Whoops. The chemotherapy center has recliners … Continue reading So it begins
It's weird feeling like I can't plan things out, and have no idea how Chemotherapy will affect my ability to do things. So we went on a date night with just Ryan and I and did a restaurant hop night. It was easy, and lots of fun, and got to use some gift cards! First … Continue reading Date Night Huzzah
Last year we had planned this fun cousin retreat at "Hotel Kofoed" with our families. It was a little hard to plan because I didn't have a chemo start date yet. But turns out it got scheduled in perfect timing for our reunion to be a 'big' party sending me off to chemo! My cousin, … Continue reading Family weekend party
I finally have a chemotherapy start date. FINALLY after all the tests, biopsies, CT scan, MRI, port placement, and waiting on insurance, its finally here. My Chemotherapy treatments begin on Tuesday, January 16. And I'm terrified. There's been lots of tears today. And yesterday. And will be more tomorrow. They read me the list of … Continue reading Ready, Set, Go.
Today was a good day. My mom is in town and we've been able to enjoy each others company and get lots done. Yesterday I made a big change to my appearance! I decided since I would be losing my hair, I may as well have some fun with it and try something new. The … Continue reading BRCA results + style change