Monthly Archive: May 2013

May 16

When a dress is so much more than a dress

I already know what I’m wearing to chemo tomorrow, I’ll post a picture. But I have so much to say about the dress, I wanted to write it down today. It’s a #modcloth dress that I didn’t buy. Angela bought it and it didn’t quite fit her right. Then I got cancer and felt like …

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May 16

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May 15

It’s auction time!

It seemed simple enough. I knit a Fuck Cancer hat I was going to sell it to raise money for the Weekend to End Women’s Cancers. My fifth walk, this time is a cancer patient. It snowballed into an online auction with 173 listings! There are actually more things, but I ran out of time …

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May 14

Me and Angelina Jolie

Woke up at 6 am and heard on the news that Angelina Jolie had a preventative double-mastectomy. Did what I did every morning: put on my screen and read through my feeds. It was on the FB page of CBC Daybreak with the question: What do you think of her choice? And then everything happened …

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May 11

Social Niceties and the Etiquette of Cancer

My friends all have some of the same traits in common: they tend to be crafty (no, not all), almost all of them enjoy wine, and snarkyness is a MUST. I don’t mince my words and I don’t surround myself with people who do either. But when you have cancer and you are open and …

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May 10

The Days in Between

<bonus points if you get that title reference> One week since chemo #1. I was nauseous for 3 days, not too bad though. Frankly the dizziness and loopy-ness from the anti-nausea meds was worst, so I might try to skip the meds next time. Today was my last  neupogen shot (white-cell booster). Next week, I should be …

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May 09

Life-Lesson learned

Apologies right off the top, yes, this is another post about my hair. Hopefully this is the last one, but this is a deep, feelings-processing post for me. I don’t have body issues. I have been EVERY size from a 4 to a 24 (I know some of you will find that hard to believe, …

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May 07

I hate my hair

When I first heard I had cancer, my first thought was ‘my hair!’ I don’t think of myself as pretty (people often call me cute), I’m not tall enough or skinny enough, but I do love my hair. Early on, I joked that I would get the best Zooey Deschanels wig and be just fine. …

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May 06

Weekend Update

Thanks for all the well-wishes and messages. I got through the first treatment fairly well – the chemo itself is nothing. The nausea was manageable but the meds make me woozy. Like a permanent Gravol loopy-feeling… I slept A LOT this weekend, at odd hours. But I managed to eat almost normally, so those are …

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May 03

Fun Chemo Facts

I am on a condensed AC protocol (14 days). If you are one of the many who asked me which drugs/how often/how many, that should answer your questions RED chemo is hard core, the nurses wear double gloves and a mask and keep it UV protected. Until they inject it inside of you. So on …

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