Clinical Trial Phases and Faith

Clinical trials happen all of the time but do you know about the phases? They can save your life just know a little about what your getting in to and the faith you might need.

Man O Man. I have been tired and stressed but I might be back on track for a few. So……….

The second clinical trial didn’t work. I didn’t see my recent scan but my doctor was very clear about the fact that it wasn’t working. But I knew it wasn’t. Although my neck nodes were down, my back hurt (the Hodgkin’s newest home is on my spine. Tugs on some nerves back there and leaves me wanting Bengay….bad) and I’d been coughing. Although

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Cancer Depression

Cancer depression is built on its own set of circumstances. The burden is real.
 

Geez, I haven’t written forever. I was in a dark place. I was depressed. But what does that look like in terms of a mom with cancer? Well, having gone this long having a cancer that was supposed to be gone with a 6 month treatment, I am now in uncharted territory for myself and for my doctors. What that means is that the idea of death is a constant in my life. And even if I “beat” this cancer, I will never be free from the stress of the possibility of getting it again. Living

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Starting A Clinical Trial

Starting a clinical trial is like a box of chocolate. You never know what you're going to get. Hopefully it saves your life.

This is what happened during the treatment. A little later I’ll get into the whole process before a trial starts to maybe answer some questions. 

I sit in the waiting room alone on a Saturday morning waiting to get my blood drawn. This is the day after my first dose of my new clinical trial treatment. My mother told me she read good things about this one so I’m hoping for good things (A long remission would be nice). So I went in yesterday with no real expectations for the

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Mother’s Day Everyday

Find the Mother's Day in everyday. Who needs to pay $100 for a Sunday brunch to celebrate how awesome MOM is? I don't. So celebrate a different way.

This is sorta a Mother’s Day Challenge. Sorta.

Mother’s Day is right around the corner but I challenge you to find Mother’s Day on a daily basis. Appreciate the now they say. Let me give you a for instance. 

I was sitting on my bed folding clothes and these 3 pleasant surprises came from my 3 year old son.

He came running in to my room with a small yellow flower along with the words “This is for you mommy. 

Then he promptly ran back outside to resume playing with his father. About 20 minutes later I was gifted with a live rollie pollie. He had it loosely gripped in his

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Curious About Chemotherapy?

Ever curious about chemotherapy? What exactly happens when someone "gets chemo." Here's a step by step explanation.

I had chemo today. What does that even mean? Did I eat it? Drink it? Converse with it? I assure you, none of the above. It’s a process that I’ve gone through on and off for the past 2 years and I’m gonna take you through it, step by step.

The Weigh In: Every time, straight from the waiting room, I get weighed first. The reason (like, the real reason), You can’t be losing too much weight when you’re on this stuff. They get worried. If you wanna fight cancer effectively

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