Taxol & A Significant Interval Improvement

Sooooooo...last week I had my first round of Taxol. (I previously completed four treatments of AC, and have now moved on to 12 weekly doses of Taxol.) Y'all...I cannot fully describe how much better this treatment went! It went so well! Additionally, we got an update on my tumor and lymph nodes. More to come…

Round 4 – Revenge of the GERD

We made it through round 4 of the AC treatments! Those awful days are now behind us. Praise Jesus! The doctors told us, and I read over and over, that with each treatment, recovery would take a little longer. And new side effects would present themselves each time. Ding-Ding-Ding They were right on the money.…

Round 3 – Cancer Sucks

I normally write an update a few days after treatment, because all is well in the world again and Mary Poppins is singing in the air. Well, whatever...that wasn't the case this time. Round 3 was tougher. But it's to be expected...we were told that each round takes a little more to recover each time.…

Round Two Infusion – Done!

I can happily report that round two went much better than round one. We made three changes to my med combo on treatment day. First, I took my main nausea med the morning of, rather than the night before. They changed my IV nausea med to a different drug, and they reduced the amount of…

The In-Between

Hey friends! It's been a few days since I've updated everyone on how things are going. I've had numerous texts, calls, message asking how I was doing this first full week after treatment. Everyone has such different reactions to chemotherapy, you never know how it's going to go. Well, I'm happy to report that I've…

Chemo 1 – Update

That. Was. Awful. That's the best way I can describe my first chemo treatment. I originally updated the afternoon I had my first infusion...I was feeling good and really optimistic. Well, it's a good thing I wrote it when I did...because a few hours later, everything changed. Before the actual chemotherapy drugs were administered, I…

Chemo Infusion 1 – In the Books

Today, I finally got to start my chemo treatments! I say "got to", because I've been wanting this day to get here since I was originally diagnosed and told that chemo would be needed. After weeks of tests, scans and appointments, we finally started active treatment to beat this thing. I cannot say how excited…

Hurry Up & Wait Some More

Here we are...waiting again. On February 26, we originally thought surgery would be the first thing we would do. The nurse navigator scheduled me to meet with the surgeon the next week. I spoke with the surgeon's nurse the following day, and I asked how quickly they would be able to get me in to…

The New Do

With the specific type of chemo regimen I'll be on, I will lose my hair. The hair I've been growing out for the past 5 years. The hair I finally figured out how to put in to a decent looking ponytail. The hair I've recently learned how to curl with the flat iron in about…

Hurry Up & Wait

For those of you that know me well, you know that patience is not one of my virtues. This constant waiting game is enough to create more ulcers than the original diagnosis will! When we first met with the doctor, she said that I needed all of these tests and scans done before we started…