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Heart Health

Heart Health

In my journey to get my cholesterol numbers in a good place I have learned a lot. I have found out that my cholesterol numbers are NOT the only deciding factor of good heart health. About 50% of people that have heart attacks have good […]

Chemotherapy

Chemotherapy

I get asked all the time what products I used during chemo. I am going to make this page dedicated to those items I found helpful during my chemotherapy. I will also include items I was gifted that I really enjoyed (and those I gifted […]

Charleston Restaurants

Charleston Restaurants

This was my first trip to Charleston and it will not be my last. Goodness, if you’re a foodie, book your trip to Charleston (and surrounding areas) now! When selecting restaurants for our first trip I was considering everyone in my family. Some aren’t as […]

Hair Growth After Chemo

Hair Growth After Chemo

I am sharing my hair growth in hopes to help others in their journey to regaining their hair back after chemotherapy Please keep in mind everyone responds differently and many people take different chemo cocktails than I did. I was on a chemo regimen of […]

Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Survivor

Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Survivor

Hodgkin’s Lymphoma survivor, yep that’s me. I can’t help but reflect on what I went through leading up to this post. This post has taken a long time to write, mainly because I am out livin’ my life after being cooped up for months and […]

Chemo #12 (Feb 14-Feb 27) FINAL

Chemo #12 (Feb 14-Feb 27) FINAL

The final chemo. A Valentine’s day to remember. I knew I could do it from day one. The night I received the news it was Cancer I was ready to warrior and kick this cancer’s ass. Not everyone has this mindset and you may not […]

Chemo #11 (Jan 30-Feb 13)

Chemo #11 (Jan 30-Feb 13)

I want to make sure everyone knows that my journey of chemo is no reflection of what someone else’s journey may be like. There are hundreds of chemotherapy drugs and even more combinations. I can tell you first had that even on the same chemotherapy […]

Chemo #10 (Jan 17-Jan 30)

Chemo #10 (Jan 17-Jan 30)

This chemo seemed to go faster than many. Yay! Had 3 tacos (I know you’re shocked!), took a hour nap and was up for the evening with a slight buzz. Much better than some chemos. Woke up super early (for me) at 6am the day […]

Chemo #9 (Jan 4-Jan 16)

Chemo #9 (Jan 4-Jan 16)

Chemo 9 went fine. I’m a poet and I didn’t know it. Blood counts were up thanks to the Neulasta shot. Then they start tanking around day 5 until the next chemo and I’m at great risk for infection as I type this. So far […]