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The Longest Day

Tuesday, April 2nd was the longest day ever! My appetite might have been funky, but not eating from midnight until after a 4 p.m. surgery was torture for me. I could have pills and water and nothing else. Oh, and … Continue reading

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The Pericardial Window

My nurse woke us up just before 6 a.m. on Thursday, March 28th. He seemed a little panicked. Surgery had just called, and they were ready for me. I needed to shower with pre-surgery soap before I could go, so … Continue reading

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The Echocardiogram & the E.R.

On Wednesday, March 27th, my husband (let’s call him C) and I got ready to head to the hospital for the Echocardiogram on my heart. I didn’t know what the heck that was, and I had sworn off Googling anything … Continue reading

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I got my first tattoos!

I got my first tattoos! The day after my all-day visit to the cancer clinic, I had my radiation planning session. The radiation technician gave the tattoos to me as part of mapping for radiation treatment. They’re little tiny blue … Continue reading

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The Cancer Clinic

A nurse on the oncology team at the awesome hospital called me one day during my lunch, right after I had woken up from my lunchtime nap in my car. (Lunchtime naps in my car were a daily thing starting … Continue reading

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I have lung cancer, and I don’t smoke. Wuuut?

I had a cough. I had a cough that wouldn’t go away or get better, no matter what my doctor prescribed. I also had back pain, back pain so bad that I ate ibuprofen all day just to make it … Continue reading

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Badass Moment Reclamation

My dad and I haven’t spoken in nearly 10 years. It’s just so normal that when people have asked me recently if I have any family where I’m from, I say, “no.” Even though my dad still lives there, it … Continue reading

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