Sorry for the late post. I started this blog last month, but the last two months have been nonstop. Some great things have happened and some not so good things. But I rather focus on the good things. I was chosen out of 150,000 volunteers to be the 2018 National Big Sister of the Year. … Continue reading 2 years and counting…..
Richard and I were finally able to go on our European Cruise. We spent 14 days in Europe and 11 days on the Celebrity Reflection. Orginally, we were supposed to take the cruise in September, but Hurricane Irma made sure that didn't happen. We were dissappointed, but we dealt with it. I feel like it … Continue reading The trip of a lifetime….
Blessing #1: The month of February started off with an AMEN and ended with a WOW!! I am still in awe of everything that has happened this past month. The initial shock is turning into gratitude and excitement. The month started with the most amazing news EVER!!! My prayers were finally answered. My doctor called … Continue reading 101 Blessings in February
A lot of people have asked me why I dyed my hair green. I thought it would be obvious from my "Green Ninja" persona, but then I have to remember that not everyone knows my story. But honestly, I have wanted green hair since I was in high school. Unfortunately, my mom never let me … Continue reading Bring it on 2018!!!
On Tuesday, December 12th I was supposed to finally have my reconstructive surgery. I was excited. I was on the bed, all marked up and with an IV in my hand. I was ready to go when my nurse said we have to take a "PAUSE". My blood-work came back and my white blood cells were … Continue reading God has other plans….
I have been meaning to write this post for a while. I have had so many things running through my brain. I finally took a few minutes today to write it all down. Since the clinical trial didn't work out for me, I was left feeling a little discouraged. Thankfully my Radiologist agreed to still … Continue reading Cyberknife
On Friday, July 21, 2017 I had my 4th surgery. Back in April I had developed an infection, which left me with a hole on the side of my left breast. During that surgery my plastic surgeon had to remove my expander. I had to wait until after radiation before he could put the expander … Continue reading My 4th surgery
"Nothing can prepare you for this new lifestyle. Every step of this journey has had it's ups and downs. With chemo my body was left feeling weak. I have become a vitamin junky and am trying everything to build up my immune system. At first I wanted to make sure my body was healthy and … Continue reading Chapter 3: Radiation
My god, I am a mess today!! Today, Richard and I had to make the hardest decision since we met 11 years ago, and we are left broken-hearted. Today, we had to put our sweet dog Camila to sleep. I have been crying all day, dreading what was to come. Richard and I had talked about … Continue reading Camila (2010-2017)
I have to be better about putting all my thoughts on paper so that I can write my blogs. I am thinking all day about what I want to say and forget to take notes. Sometimes I forget what I want to say and I just have to sit at my laptop and freestyle. So … Continue reading Taking things for granted…