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Chemo #6 (Nov 21-Dec 5)

Chemo #6 (Nov 21-Dec 5)

If you read the chemo #5 post you know I didn’t fair well the day of chemo. This time I was a little scared going in, but I decided to up my water intake…A LOT! I probably drank about 40-50 ounces before chemo even started. […]

Chemo #5 (Nov 8-20)

Chemo #5 (Nov 8-20)

  Chemo #5 was the first one I had without the Bleomycin (the drug that can cause lung toxicity). YAY! This was the first time I got to see Dr. Ghosh, face to face, after he gave me my good news of my PET scan results […]

Chemo #4 (Oct 25-Nov 7)

Chemo #4 (Oct 25-Nov 7)

My mother in law was in town from Indiana and went to my chemo day with me. Everything went as planned. My neutrophils did tank again so I went back the next day for a shot of Neulasta. Such a pain, but I needed it! […]

PET Scan (November 6)

PET Scan (November 6)

From the very beginning I was told by my doctor we would have a PET Scan right before chemo #5 to see if it was working; and if not, what plan B would be.  Trust me, it wouldn’t be as easy as ABVD has been […]

Chemo Diva

Chemo Diva

Let’s face it! If I’m gonna have cancer and do chemo I damn well better be a Chemo Diva. HA! In all seriousness, as soon as I found out I had Hodgkin’s Lymphoma I searched the internet for ways to make my own wig out […]

Chemo #2 (Sept 27-Oct 10)

Chemo #2 (Sept 27-Oct 10)

The second time was much less stressful from the first. I knew what to expect and we got a nice larger (more private) area to hang in while chemo was going in.  It went a lot faster too because I didn’t have to sit and […]

Chemo #1 (Sept 13-26)

Chemo #1 (Sept 13-26)

Chemo #1. It all began Thursday, September 13th. Two days before National Hodgkin’s Lymphoma Awareness Day. For those of you that don’t know, HL is a blood cancer that involves the lymphatic system. Symptoms can be swollen lymph nodes, itching, night sweats, fever, fatigue, loss […]

Wise Acres Organic Farm

Wise Acres Organic Farm

I love Wise Acres! One trip to Wise Acres and you’ll be wanting to come back year after year. Wise Acres is living proof that if you have a big dream, and work hard to achieve it, you can make it happen.  Wise Acres is […]

Disappointment

Disappointment

Living a healthy life isn’t just about what you eat.  Your mental and spiritual health are equally important. People often underestimate the power of daily thoughts and their impact on overall health. Do you feel you are always beating yourself up when you do something […]