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…

Port Surgery

Today was Port Surgery Day...meaning I had my mediport implanted in my chest. Rather than running chemo through a traditional IV in my arm, they'll be able to access this port for every session. Additionally, the continuing infusions of Herceptin and Prajeta will also be administered through this port for the next 12 months. Thankful…

1 Flashback – How We Got Here

February 26, 2019:  Cancer.  Um, excuse me, come again??  Cancer.  There must be some mix-up in the pathology lab.  It’s cancer.  No…I’m a planner, and this was not part of my plan.  Yes, it’s cancer.  Someone is about to get fired, because you’ve got this so wrong!  No, it’s cancer.  Fine!   In my head I’m yelling at the lady on the phone,…

The Journey Begins

Welcome to our travel blog...only it's not your typical travel blog.  I would very happily love to write about travels to our favorite places like Broken Bow, OK or Isla Mujeres, MX.  We were actually mapping out our life in a potential move across the pond in 2019.  Rather, we received a call that would…