Even Strong People Are Weak

Everyday continues to be a struggle. I have fabulous days – on these days I feel like I can conquer the universe. Other times, I just can’t seem to get it together. I can’t focus, I am sad, mad, and self-deprecating. It feels like the fabulous days are so few and far between any more. … Continue reading Even Strong People Are Weak

I Didn’t Sign Up For All of This

Now that I have completed my chemo and my cancer is in remission, I am doing my best to pick up the pieces and get on with my life … but every time I do, I get a stark reminder that I am not the same. I can’t just jump in and do things like … Continue reading I Didn’t Sign Up For All of This


After more than a week of being so absolutely miserable, I finally got a real diagnosis and medicine that works.  I have been having what I called “phantom stomach aches” for the past couple months. As with pretty much everything that goes wrong with my body, I attributed it lingering side effects from my almost … Continue reading Sickness…Revealed

Feeling Pretty Bummed Out These Days

Christmas is only a few days away and I’m doing my best not to feel so bummed out. I know that I survived cancer, trust me, I count my blessings every day. But I am having a hard time coping with “life after cancer (and chemo).” Not many people rallied around me when I was … Continue reading Feeling Pretty Bummed Out These Days

I Was Mad at God

Even though it was almost a year ago, I remember it like it was yesterday … I had just come home to Maryland from a nice two-week vacation visiting my family and friends in Kansas for the holidays and I was ready to get back to my crazy busy life. It was January so that … Continue reading I Was Mad at God

14 Side Effects of Chemo and What to Do…

I experienced so many weird side effects when I underwent chemo. During that time I feverishly searched Google to find out if these side effects were a result of the chemo and if they were, were they normal?  I found that pretty much anything weird that happened to body was a result of the chemo … Continue reading 14 Side Effects of Chemo and What to Do…

Chemo #6 – My Final Chemo

Today was the day! It was my LAST round of chemo! I am feeling very sick and don’t feel like typing too much but I wanted to make sure I documented the pictures from my last treatment. Today …. I GRADUATED from chemotherapy!  I have earned three college diplomas and those certificates felt good … … Continue reading Chemo #6 – My Final Chemo