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 →

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 6: Return of the Fatigue

"Remember, a Jedi's strength flows from the Force."  Yoda, Star Wars: Episode 6 - Return of the Jedi For much of my treatment (chemo and radiation), I felt like some Sith Lord put me in a Dark Side trance and at the end of the day I'd be like, "What just happened?"  I wasn't feeling... Continue Reading →

Episode 4: A New Normal (and A Tough Decision)

"Uh, everything's under control. Situation normal." - Han Solo, Star Wars: Episode 4 - A New Hope What is "normal?" When I first started my cancer treatment, I would come across the phrase "this is your new normal" a lot.  What does that mean?  Normal is relative to the person that's answering that question.  My... Continue Reading →


"We have hope.  Rebellions are built on Hope!"  Jyn Erso, Rogue One: A Star Wars Story Today is the big day and another special edition of my blog!  I am currently sitting in a chair getting my final Herceptin treatment!  When I started my first treatment on September 22, 2016, this day felt so far... Continue Reading →

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 →

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