I love this photo of myself. It was taken mid November. I already had my ultrasound scheduled for a week later. It was at a women's creatives retreat and I remember telling the other gals there about it but not feeling too worried. I already had so much on my plate with a house renovation, … Continue reading A letter to self
I wrote this post in January but things were too fresh and emotional then to share it. I'm finally sharing it now, 5.5 months later. Fertility. It isn't something I really worried about, except in the 'how do we prevent this' stage. Our one and only pregnancy was completely planned and went off without a … Continue reading The Fertility Question
HAPPY MAY!! I'm so excited for what this month should mean: End of Chemo! I have 4 treatments left so the countdown is really, really on! We meet with our new surgeon and plastic surgeon in the next two weeks to discuss plans. I am feeling really dang good with my biggest side effect being … Continue reading May! Countdown is ON!
Years ago as a youth, I had some distant relatives, and several people in my church congregation go through the trial of cancer. Back then I wasn't really cognizant of their suffering and what they truly were struggling with - and even now, knowing that each body is affected differently, I still don't know what … Continue reading Asking Questions During Trials
First off, I want to give a HUGE shout out to Lizzy with Miss E. Studios for coming to my home and capturing these moments for us. She's given us a wonderful gift of her time and talent and I am so grateful! This week has been full of SO many emotions. Anxiety, fear, shame … Continue reading Head Shaving!
Cycle 2 started off good. I had a haircut Monday that transformed my asymmetrical style into a pixie (Thank you Davian!!) . I'm really sad I didn't get more time to play with this length! My blood counts came back up and I was able to have treatment as scheduled. That was a relief. We … Continue reading Cycle 2 & Hair Loss
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