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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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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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5-month checkup 9/20/19

I had my five-month checkup on Friday. My cancer antigen (carcinoembryonic antigen that measures inflammation) went from 4 to 2.3! It’s in a “normal” range. My doctors and nurses assure me that I am not normal. Haha. I had a … Continue reading

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I Can Put On My Own Socks! – Recovery Overview

As much as I loved coming home from the hospital, it sucked to not have nurses taking care of me and keeping my pain pills on a schedule and helping me to the bathroom. Also, by the time I came … 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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Inner Dialogue on Dating, & My Parents’ Influence

This week I heard my inner dialogue about dating again go like this: ‘My mom gave up years ago. So can I!’ What. The. Fudge?!?! ‘Now that I think about it, my dad gave up long before my mom did, … Continue reading

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