30 Mar, 16

Avoid the Chemo Blues

I may seem like the most optimistic person ever, but trust me. I have my days too where chemo gets to me, I’m in a bad mood, I’m sad, and I don’t want to get out of bed. I’m not going to lie, I was in bed all day today. Chemo sucks, but you can either lay in bed and cry about it for 6 months, or get off your booty and do something about it. Here is what helped...

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29 Mar, 16

Chemo & Little Miracles

Just when we think we have everything figured out, the universe throws us unexpected curveballs. Just when we think we have our chemo regimen figured out and a week off of chemo, life throws us an unexpected curve ball. That’s the thing about chemo, you never know what’s going to happen next, just like life. Which is why I choose to still wear crop tops even though I’m 29, with my safety mask on, while walking my dog..kidding but seriously....

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28 Mar, 16

Hair Loss, talk chemo to me.

Losing your hair sucks. I’m not going to sugar coat it, it’s awful. As if feeling like complete crap from chemo isn’t bad enough, having your hair fall out in chunks all over your floor and in your hands is not a fun feeling. I give major credit to all of the women out there who immediately shaved their heads after diagnosis. I couldn’t bring myself to do it, and I’m glad I didn’t. Even though it was awful, and...

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24 Mar, 16

It’s up to you to be a hero!

Just because you go through hell doesn’t mean you have to stay there. Whether you have cancer, you’re sick, you’ve lost a friend, a family member, a job, even a significant other, you are responsible for how you handle your situation. You can let your situation destroy you or empower you, it’s your choice. It’s so easy to call it quits and just not get out of bed in the morning. Even though I’m technically in remission, I’m still not...

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23 Mar, 16

I got it from my mama!

My Hematologist is undoubtedly one of the brightest research physicians in the Lymphoma specialty. He may have the worst bed side manner I’ve ever seen, and he may or may not dislike me, but he saved my life. Because of his clinical knowledge, he literally saved my life after two rounds of intense chemotherapy. If he would have given me the standard ABVD treatment, I wouldn’t have had a chance. Because of him, I was able to celebrate my 29th...

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18 Mar, 16

I CAN-cer-vive this. :)

There are a lot of things that you go through while having cancer that at the time, seem far worse than the actual cancer or chemo. Like everything else in life, the way that you handle these situations are all with in your control, and can make or break your situation. Life goes on with or without you. Your job goes on, your friends lives go on, everything goes on, and usually this is the hardest thing to understand when...

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11 Mar, 16

The real deal about Chemo

So my chemo regimen Escalated BEACOPP consists of 3 days of straight chemo week 1, one day week 2, week 3 off, then repeat. I’m not sure how many cycles I will receive, but I’m scheduled for 8. Which will make the end date of my chemo somewhere in July. NOT THAT I’M COUNTING OR ANYTHING. My first cycle was a straight week in the hospital, so I don’t remember much. I’m going to be real with you and tell you...

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10 Mar, 16

It goes down in the DM

Aside from the obvious of staying alive, one of my concerns was that oh my god, I’m officially damaged goods, I have cancer. If you were recently diagnosed, you are in treatment, or even in remission and have this way of thinking, stop what you’re doing and listen to me, now. This is NOT true. This is going to sound insane, but I think I get hit on more with cancer than I ever did before. Seriously, it goes down...

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09 Mar, 16

My Story

January 28th, 2016 The day my world got twisted upside down. Or should I say, the day shit truly hit the fan. I was 28 years old, living what I would call a pretty great life. I was at the height of my career, and one of the top reps in my division at my pharmaceutical company for the previous quarter. I was traveling every month, having a great time with friends, meeting new people, going out on the town all of the time, and so...

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