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!
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
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
2017 was a H-E-Double Hockey sticks kind of a year. We bought a project house in September of 2016 and spent the majority of the year renovating it. It was one of those projects you love to hate as it ate away at our finances, took time away from family and friends, and stole sleep, … Continue reading Getting the Diagnosis: Triple Negative Invasive Mammary Ductal Carcinoma