Sometimes you have to forget cancer, put on a dress, curl your wig, and smile so big for your graduate. Hard to believe my beautiful baby girl will be starting kindergarten in the fall. She’s super smart, loves to ride her bike, adores her friends, isn’t a morning person, loves he brother, & is quite the artist. I hope she knows that I wake up fighting for her everyday. I want to show her how being a working mom and working through this awful diagnosis, that you can beat this and seeing her grow up is one of my greatest loves. Congrats Scarlett Rose. You make mommy so very proud.
Showing posts from June, 2018
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Wednesday, May 30 at 2:45pm is when my first radiation appointment was. I will be having radiation daily for 5 weeks. That’s 25 appointments total. Every Friday I would see my radiation oncologist as she would check my skin and answer any additional questions that I may have. Radiation therapy treats cancer by using high-energy waves to kill tumor cells. The goal is to destroy or damage the cancer without hurting too many healthy cells. This treatment can cause side effects, but they’re different for everyone. The ones you have depend on the type of radiation you get, how much you get, the part of your body that gets treatment, and how healthy you are overall. There are two kinds of radiation side effects: early and late. Early side effects, such as nausea and fatigue, usually don’t last long. They may start during or right after treatment and last for several weeks after it ends, but then they get better. Late side effects, such as lung or heart problems, may take years to show up
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May 8, 2018. I’m always remember this date. I have been looking forward to this day for months. My last infusion. My last day walking into the chemo room, feeling sick to my stomach and being injected with poison. The last time being anxious about how my body will respond to the “cocktail”. I woke up feeling a sign of relief, proud of my strong body, & knowing that I am beating cancer- one day at a time. Even when I weak, picking myself up and not letting cancer rule my life. Knowing that I still have a beautiful life to live and cancer will never define me. I woke up in the morning and Scarlett gave me a really sweet card. The theme of the day was, “No Mo Chemo”. It was too sweet. I was very emotional so of course I started crying. Tears of job! I’m thrilled to be closing this chapter in my cancer journey, but it’s always sad to say goodbye to lovely people that made my appointments so much easier. I had the opportunity to meet and was cared for my some incredible nurses. They