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
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
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.
It's not rainbows and butterflies, although I try my best to make my days good ones - but I'm sharing the good and the bad with you - so just skip the ones that are labeled "rant" posts if you only want positive ones. I was diagnosed with cancer less than a month ago, but … Continue reading Hurry Up and Wait
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