Episode 15: The Struggle is Real

"Help me, Obi-Wan Kenobi; you're my only hope." Princess Leia, Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope Nearing the end of my treatments in 2017, I had this grand idea that life post-cancer would be a piece of cake.  I thought that I would miraculously feel better than I had ever felt: more energy, strength, motivation... ... Continue Reading →

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 →

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 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 →

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