Struggling with ego

Eyebrows. Who would have thought that losing them would be so emotional. Losing all your hair? No big deal, I can rock that look. Eyelashes? Meh, I didn’t really have full ones anyways. But eyebrows….. sigh, whole other story…. I haven’t been a...

Pay attention to your body

Several people have asked me how it came to pass that I found out that I have breast cancer. The truth is….. I thought I had COVID – HAHAHAHAHAHA. No seriously, I had an inflamed lymph node in my left armpit and told Andy that I wondered if I had COVID as...

Leaning into the wind

I’ve recently given two analogies to what the process of chemo treatment feels like. One is that it’s like hiking into a really strong wind and rain storm and you’re constantly adjusting and readjusting things to make sure nothing goes off the rails....

It’s not all unicorns and rainbows

Anyone who has helped me move over the years might recognize these…. #secretunicornbomb Do you want the good news or less good news first? Good news? The BEST NEWS… had the mid-cycle MRI today and the both the tumour and lymph nodes have shrunk...

Groundhog Day

It’s been hard to think of something to write in this update since “Things continue to go well, still no nausea, appetite and energy levels remain good” is boring. So I thought I’d share some of the knitting that I’ve been doing and a few...

More of the same

Chemo #3 was yesterday so today am riding the steroid high of the dex today. Being the scientist data nerd that I am, this is what the first two cycles looked like: Day 1 (chemo day) – day 4: High energy but crashes in the evening if I push it too hard...