My Breast Cancer Journey

My Breast Cancer Journey

Hi all! It's been a while since writing a blog post. I'm doing great! Working really hard on building my Plexus business and painting like crazy! I had a follow up with my surgeon last week and everything went really well. All is good! It has been a year since finding out I had cancer and I've been cancer free since October. I am FREE!! I thought I would put my year into a video to recap it all. You all have been wonderful and supportive and I greatly appreciate each and every prayer! Watch this video to get the scoop...

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The Next Step in Healing, Radiation

The Next Step in Healing, Radiation

Hi all. Yesterday I met with my newest doctor, my Radiologist Oncologist Dr. Huddleston. I really like him and can’t believe that I’m finally at this point, radiation. Here’s a quick recap of my journey:

1.     I had my yearly mammogram April 23, 2014. They found a mass and took a biopsy of it.

2.     I received a phone call on April 24, 2015 informing me it was cancer, 5 days before closing on our home in Tennessee and moving to Alabama, where we knew no one.

3.     We moved to Mobile, which was not where we wanted to be, into temporary corporate housing, which turned out to be a huge blessing! There we found an amazing group of doctors and nurses that I will be forever grateful for.

4.    I had my port implanted May 24, 2015....

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Chemo is Over! Time to Celebrate!

Chemo is Over! Time to Celebrate!

HI All! I just completed my last Chemo treatment, woohoo!!!! I am so happy to have this part of my healing done! Yes, I have to deal with the side effects still but it’s all good, I got this! Right now I’m feeling like a truck hit me once more, but I know that in a few days I will be up and running again. It’s amazing how resilient our bodies are!

These last three weeks I have really been focusing my thoughts away from all of the scary things about disease and what makes us sick and instead focusing on what makes us healthy and I must say it has been fantastic! In my last post I mentioned how I have been practicing listening to my body and what it needs and in so doing I have really seen cool things happening...

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Our Attitudes and Perspectives Are Everything!

Our Attitudes and Perspectives Are Everything!

Hi All! I'm through with chemo #4 and only have 2 more treatments to go. Woohoo! All of the good thoughts and prayers people have been saying for me are working because I feel fantastic! Yes, chemo #4 by far felt the worst but my bounce back this time was so much quicker than the others and my energy level has gotten much better. I spend more time these days listening to my body and less time listening to distractions which are guiding me in the right direction, towards health and wellness!,,,

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Three Down, Three More to Go!

Three Down, Three More to Go!

Hi All! It’s been 10 days since my third chemo treatment and I feel great! I did take a nap in the middle of the day, which seems to be the norm for me these days, but other than the need for a daily siesta, I’m good! The first 5 days following my last treatment I felt super tired and achy. I continue to experience various chemo side effects but thankfully they aren't anything I can't handle. This time around I had horrible indigestion and have developed a weird rash all over my body. But my taste buds are still intact and my hair seems to be growing back. It’s all weird, you never know what to expect....

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Second Time Around, Knocked Me Down but I'm Not Out!

Second Time Around, Knocked Me Down but I'm Not Out!

Time is but a memory, the only moment that matters is now~ Tash Blum

Hi All! As I begin writing this post, I sit in what has been designated "my chair" for the few hours that I'm here at the Southern Cancer Center. I get to sit by several huge windows that present me with a lovely view of the Mobile area. I'm hooked up to tubes and receiving some pretty intense doses of drugs and my best friend is by my side. There are lots of wonderful people sitting around the room, receiving their own toxic cocktails, and I feel blessed in this moment.

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