I have officially started my count down.... 5 more weeks to go. AMEN!! I prayed last night. I prayed for God to give me the strength to make it through these next 5 weeks. I only have 5 more chemo treatments left, but I am so tired. Emotionally I am over it and my poor… Continue reading The countdown has begun…
So, it's been one of those days. It's time for a "pity party"... I guess it was bound to happen. You can only stay positive for so long. Your body gets tired and it starts to take a toll on your spirit. Richard just reminded me that it's been 107 days since I was diagnosed… Continue reading Welcome to the Pity Party!!
I know! I have been slacking. I have had so many things on my mind, but haven't had the time to just sit and write it all down. We just finished decorating our Christmas tree and Richard reminded me that we have had 10 amazing years together. We looked at all the ornaments that we… Continue reading Thankful
I have been contemplating all day whether or not to write this blog. I kept thinking it might be too personal or that it showed weakness. But then I realized that someone out there might be feeling the same way and something I say might make them feel at ease... so here goes: It's AMAZING… Continue reading Guilt
Yesterday, November 9th, I had my 2nd Taxol (if you don't know about chemo meds, you can google it). I have 10 more to go. If all goes well January 18th will be my last chemo. So for my prayer warrior, please pray for that date. Pray that my immune system is strong and capable… Continue reading Round 2/ Chemo#2
On Saturday, October 29th was the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk (American Cancer Society) in downtown Ft. Lauderdale. It was my first time participating in this walk. I usually participated in the Susan G Komen Walk in Miami. I would walk every year for my dear friend Barbara Rodriguez who passed away from breast cancer.… Continue reading Making Strides- The Breast Cancer Walk
Yesterday, October 27th I had my second chemo teaching. That's when your Medical team explains to you the dos and don'ts, and what the side effects will be of your new chemotherapy. I just finished my round of AC. Next Wednesday, I start my "weekly" 12 rounds of Taxol. I refuse to google the side… Continue reading Round 2…
On Wednesday, October 19th I had my 4th chemo session. This was the last of this treatment. I will be starting a new chemo next week. Now I won't get a break in between sessions. I will have weekly treatments for the next 3 months. Its supposed to be a less aggressive medicine, but I… Continue reading Chemo with my dad
I have to be honest, this past weekend was tough. After Chemo #3 (on October 5th) I was left feeling emotional and sad. I think "ANGER" finally started to settle in, which upset me. I think I have been really good about all of this and to start feeling angry now made me feel weak and frustrated.… Continue reading Does Anger make you weak?
So today October 5th, I was lucky enough to have my 3rd chemo session before Hurricane Matthew decides to grace us with his presence. My sister Lisy came with me. I had warned her I would throw her out of the room if she cried. She was brave! I am proud of her. But now… Continue reading Hurricanes and Chemo don’t mix