PET Scan Results

Mar 18

My PET scan result is perfectly CLEAN! ALL CLEAR! NO EVIDENCE OF DISEASE! WOOOOOO HOOOOOOO!!!!!!   This is perhaps the shortest radiology report I’ve had to date.  Today I am medically boring and ecstatic about it.  Nurse Practitioner Rockstar is the one who came into the exam room to give Brad and I the results, and I was thrilled to get the great news from...

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Love vs. Scanxiety (Love wins!)

Mar 17

Today’s medical advice: go drink green beer.  Okay, so my nurse was joking as she said this, but the truth is that she was having fun with my blood work analysis.  My blood work from the oncology office shows that my body is trending in the right direction.  All of my numbers look good.  I should start feeling better soon.  This is good news.  Aside from the...

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Purple Chemo Day

Mar 10

Purple Chemo Day

Today was a really, really fun day in the Chemo Room.  That sounds weird, right? The combination of people in the Chemo Room today was an eclectic mix: A newbie came in for her first treatment, ever.  She wore her brave smile and her husband on her arm when she came in, and she left with an armful of goodies and some new friendships.  I like to think it was a good...

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Purple Chemo

Mar 09

Since I started steroids today to prepare for tomorrow’s Purple Chemo, I’ve been thinking about this, the last stripe in my chemo rainbow. It’s bittersweet for me to get to the end of this rainbow… Sweet because I know I get to be done with Taxotere, the chemotherapy drug that has made me weak, shaky, hairless, and exhausted. Bitter because I lose...

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Blue Chemo Days

Mar 06

Blue Chemo Days

Here I am, nearly at the end of the Blue Chemo stretch.  Isn’t it funny how time simultaneously hurtles and tromps along? The Chemo Rainbow is definitely taking it’s toll on me. I am looking forward to feeling normal again. Normal is underrated, people. When I see people, they often ask how I’m doing. I loathe answering “Fine” because...

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