Hospitalized

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So I was hospitalized for a while. I had intentions of writing while I was in there but the brain and the body just don’t cooperate when one is sick. At least mine don’t. At this point I’m just going to let it all out. Maybe a little documentary-ish but really just whatever comes out. I’ll talk health, hospitals, mommy hood, wife life, cancer, spirituality and much much more. I also hope to break some of it up with toddler talk and food.  

A couple weeks off my last clinical trial

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Learning To Share

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Things start to get real when you're 3 years old in day care. Sharing becomes survival of the fittest but it doesn't always stay at school.

Learning to share as a child is a stressful experience but its something we all gotta do. Fortunately, my son is an only child so his need to share is minimal at home. But its a different story at daycare. Sharing has been taken to a whole new level there and he quickly learned the ropes. Some of his new found techniques have trickled over to home life and the adults are on the receiving end…and its hilarious. Here’s another example:

Son: Want to share my chips, Mom?

Me: Awww. Sure

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Chemo Does What?

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Bet you didn't know that chemotherapy can turn your nails gray. It does that and many other things and I've gone through quite a few. Check out what else is to come.

I sat there in a nail shop Saturday afternoon getting a pedicure while watching the Olympics. It was quite surreal, considering I was just told that there were no more clinical trial options at City of Hope and my only practical avenue is to go back to chemo again and get that second transplant. I think I took the news like a champ with the help of my husband, parents and God. I cried a little but I’ve definitely had worse breakdowns. I’m certainly not pleased buy the doctor came

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Friday Morning

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When all you need is rest and relaxation. Sometimes you just have to take it easy on a Friday morning, especially if Thursday was NUTS!

In need of some rest and relaxation, I’m spending my Friday morning relaxing, reading the Bible – like with a pen and highlighter…REAL, and jamming to some slow tunes. Kinda cool Friday morning and I feel it’s needed. Why? Lets review what happened yesterday.

I was MMMAAADDD! Broke down big time. The lead up was a wicked cough, fever and chills, and night sweats. My docs think its a viral infection but when those exact symptoms are the exact symptoms of growing

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Surviving Side Effects

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Cancer patients can be introduced to a lot of different drugs with a lot of different side effects. You may think they will never happen to you but they can. And its real. See what I mean.

Surviving Side Effects: My life flashed before my eyes today…sorta. Lets just say that the last couple of treatments have taken it to the next level. Never mind the hair loss, vomiting, and neuropathy. The previous treatment warped my body into a human Bumble Ball, aka severe chills, but this last drug…

I had a dose of this drug 3 weeks ago and things went great, aside from one day of vomiting (trust me, that’s good). The second dose was a different story. Before being

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