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Happiness Is…

Healing, Growth and Resilience. I am immeasurably grateful for all three.

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No More Free Electrolysis

I shaved for the first time today. Never thought that’d be exciting news. But it is.

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Chemo Brane

I didn’t opt for the regular brain MRIs and chemo brain study, so I don’t know for sure how my grey matter fared, but here’s what I’ve noticed: memory leaks (I keep losing things because I simply can’t recall where … Continue reading

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Winding down. Or, just whining.

Green tea, 70% dark chocolate and my little pooch. In bed. Seems this may be the extent of my day today. Am I actually being physically ground down by chemo or do I just need to give myself a kick? … Continue reading

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We Interrupt This Program

Ok. Maybe I’m getting bored of chemo or forgetting how absolutely lucky I am that I’m not throwing up or laying in bed moaning — but this round seems very different. Digestive distress or no, the chemo cravings (for pizza, … Continue reading

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Escape from Sudden Valley

Recovery from chemo2 has been miles better than chemo1. Correcting my inadvertently doubled steroid prescription allowed me to sleep the nights immediately following my infusion and to skip the hangover that kept me moaning on the couch days 5, 6 … Continue reading

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Stubble Stings

Turns out those tiny bristles poke into your noggin if you don’t sleep just the right way. Who’d have guessed. It’s a short term inconvenience, though, as I have fewer and fewer of them every day:

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The Supporter Experience #3: Applause

Today was Andrea’s second chemotherapy session. As always, she was a champ. I sometimes wonder how I would fair in the same situation. Today, as I watched Andrea’s medicine bags drain I clued in to a celebratory atmosphere just opposite … Continue reading

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Captastic!

Look what just arrived! A peachy chemo-cap from our friends Katherine Matthews and Rob Lee. My barren head will be nice and cozy thanks to our generous and skillful friends. Thank you!! Strip: Hand made head warmth from talented and … Continue reading

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Chemo-Sprain?

It’s day 13 of my first chemo round and I’m feeling great. Still, I managed to pull several muscles in my forearm … pressing garlic. What the–?

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Head shaving party

It was 3 a.m. on the second day of her first chemo cycle and Andrea still couldn’t get to sleep. So she occupied herself with plans for shaving her head before her hair falls out — a certainty with breast … Continue reading

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