One Year Later – Trusting the Force

“The Force will be with you, always.” Obi-Wan Kenobi, Star Wars: Episode 4 - A New Hope “Close your eyes. Feel it. The light…it’s always been there. It will guide you.” – Maz Kanata, Star Wars: Episode 7 - The Force Awakens I really can't believe that one year ago, while sitting in my living... Continue Reading →

Episode 3.2: Revenge of the Side Effects ~Clouded by the dark side of chemo~

"Hmm. To a dark place this line of thought will carry us. Great care we must take." Yoda, Star Wars: Episode 3 - Revenge of the Sith Cancer is the menace, but the side effects from chemo can create many "dark side" moments.  I had hoped when I was diagnosed that I wouldn't have to... Continue Reading →

Episode 3: Revenge of the Side Effects ~Dulling my Jedi Senses~

"This is where the fun begins." Anakin Skywalker, Star Wars: Episode 3 - Revenge of the Sith    (But I type this sarcastically...) The Chemo cast: Taxotere, Carboplatin, Perjeta, and Herceptin Supporting characters: anti-nausea, anti-vomiting, anti-anxiety, fluids, Neulasta, and steroids Chemotherapy basically causes a war within your body.  While the main goal is to stop... Continue Reading →

Episode 2: Attack of the Chemo

"I call it aggressive negotiations." Padme Amidala, Star Wars: Episode 2 - Attack of the Clones It bears repeating: In my whole life, I was only hospitalized when I was little and that was because I was dehydrated.  The only reason.  And that was a LONG time ago (in a galaxy far, far away).  So,... Continue Reading →

Episode 1.3: The Cancer Menace ~The dark side… and the light~

"Remember: Your focus determines your reality." - Qui-Gon Jinn, Star Wars: Episode 1 - The Phantom Menace When faced with your mortality, you find yourself in a whole new reality.  It changes you.  You see things differently, are more aware, and....  Suddenly, I was becoming aware of what the word "mortality" really meant.  Was this... Continue Reading →

Episode 1: The Cancer Menace ~Journey to Diagnosis~

"I have a bad feeling about this." Obi-Wan Kenobi, Star Wars: Episode 1 - The Phantom Menace I have never had a major health issue in my life.  Sure, when I was younger, I had many ear infections, got strep throat like once a year, and was easily affected by the hot summer heat.  But... Continue Reading →

Welcome

Thank you for visiting my new blog!  I have been wanting to start a blog since I began my cancer journey in August (2016), but I just wasn't ready until now.  I have been sharing pictures and some information on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, but this blog will be a more in depth look at... Continue Reading →

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