Tag Archives: cancer

Year 2, Monthly Check Up 2 and the Echo, Echo, Echo

I had my monthly check up last Friday via video phone call with my oncology NP. Blood draw the day before. My cancer antigen marker went up even more to 3.1 from 2.3. I really didn’t expect that and found … Continue reading

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Year 2, 1 month check up May 1, 2020

I love this time of year! It’s very early in the morning right now, and I can hear birds chirping before the sun is even up. I love how light it gets and how much easier it is to get … Continue reading

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1-year check up April 3, 2020

March is a momentous month for me. The last year has felt so long and so quick all at the same time. I have so much to be grateful for. March 2019 I got my cancer diagnosis, found the house … Continue reading

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Six Month Check Up :D

I had my 6-month check up on Friday, October 18th. I expected to be in and out that day, and I was! The school district near the hospital was on Fall Break, and I think that helped. Very few people … Continue reading

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Back Healing Progress!

A week ago, I expected to wake up in horrific bain pain. On Sunday, I had painted interior doors, vacuumed the whole upstairs, mopped, and danced a little while making dinner. All of these things had previously caused me so … Continue reading

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Podiatrist visit

I’ve had pain in my left foot where the third and fourth toes connect to my foot ever since I trained and ran two half marathons three years ago. It aches constantly, but not so much now that I’m not … Continue reading

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Milestones – Take a look at me now!

Six months ago today, the cardiac department wouldn’t let me leave the hospital after an echocardiogram and admitted me to the ER for emergency heart surgery that saved my life! All that pressure on my heart being gone relieved my … 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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