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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Radiation Planning And A Fly

Chemotherapy for cancer is one thing but radiation is something else. The preparation process is a little more interesting than one may think. And in this case a fly helped out a lot.

Radiation Planning is exactly that: Planning what will happen during your radiation experience. Today was that day for me at 8:00a. But the little light of my life wakes up at 6a and has a way to turn a dreaded day into an awesome day. Let me explain.

After spending the first 20 minutes of my day being hugged and squished and giggled at in my bed by my son (no, not my husband), it was announced that a potty needed to happen and the dash to the bathroom occurred. But just as fast as he went

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Toddler Getting Dressed

Toddler Talk: Sometimes your body just needs a good talking to, to get in line.

This is my first post back from getting my new cancer news. It was just what I needed. My little guy comes up with some gems just when you think he’s said it all.

Getting dressed is still the new big thing in his world. He’s pretty much 50/50 when it comes to wanting to put his clothes on. It may be because he has such a tumultuous relationship with his body and various articles of clothing. Not too long ago his toes had a debacle when it came to getting his shoes

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