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!
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
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
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
Wednesday night we dropped off our kiddo at my cousin's and did a quick little date night to Walmart to find this comfy sweater (totally from the men's section!) and rent a movie. I was having a rough night - happy that things were finally moving forward after waiting on all the holidays and the … Continue reading Port Placement
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