Episode 14: Managing Chemo Brain

"I don't know where you get your delusions, laser brain." Princess Leia, Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back Oh, hey there!  It's been awhile.  This summer has been pretty busy.  In May I decided to audition for the summer musical at my local community theatre.  The show: "Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor... Continue Reading →

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National Cancer Survivor’s Day Speech

On June 1st, I gave a speech for National Cancer Survivor's Day at a cancer survivor's breakfast sponsored by a local hospital. I took a lot of what I've written here in my blog and put it together for my speech.  Below is the video! Sending love to all my fellow Cancer Survivors and thrivers!... Continue Reading →

Episode 13: The Guilt of Survival

"What if he doesn't survive? He's worth a lot to me."  Boba Fett, Star Wars: Episode 5 - The Empire Strikes Back The anxiety I have been feeling since completing treatments has finally started to fade away!  A large part to do with keeping myself busy by working out a lot and starting rehearsals for... Continue Reading →

Episode 12: Fitness and Fatigue

"Yes, run! Yes, a Jedi's strength flows from the Force." Yoda - Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back I had a really hard time starting this blog post.  When I looked at the date of my last post, I almost couldn't believe it had been almost two months since I'd written.  A lot of it... Continue Reading →

Episode 11: Support

"Thank you for your support, General.  Happy beeps." - Poe Dameron, Star Wars: Episode 9 - The Last Jedi As a cancer patient, it's important to seek support when you need it.  There are many reasons you might need support:  emotionally, physically, monetarily...  It could be something as simple as asking someone to listen to... Continue Reading →

Episode 10: The Balance of Healing

"I may be done with my treatments, but I'm not done healing." I had this assumption that once I was done with my treatments in August, I would just feel better...  Feel like myself again.  In reality, I do feel better in some ways, but not in others, and the process has been slow.  I... Continue Reading →

Special Edition: Hair Video & Podcasting

Writing this blog and sharing my cancer story has been very important to me for a couple reasons: bringing hope and positivity during a dark time, providing awareness to the trials and tribulations of cancer, and being able to accept it for myself.  What it has led to is a few very unexpected things that... Continue Reading →

Episode 9: The Hair Journey

"Insert future Episode 9 quote here..." OR "Hair does not define you." Since Episode 9 only exists in its infancy at this point, there is no quote that I can attach to this blog post.  However, I did want to share a quote from the woman that shaved my hair off last October: "Hair does... Continue Reading →

Episode 8: The Last Herceptin

Luke: "Breathe. Just breathe. Now reach out. What do you see?"  Rey: "Light. Darkness. A balance."  Luke: "It's so much bigger." - Star Wars: Episode 8 - The Last Jedi My cancer treatments lasted almost exactly one year.  Time felt like it was moving at a slow crawl at the beginning, but then suddenly started... Continue Reading →

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