December 10, 2018 Taxol Round 3 ... Or not? I am posting this video update to quickly fill you in on the events of today because I know some of you were concerned after following my Instagram story. Updates & Prayer Requests: My blood counts continue to drop but are at okay levels. Please pray that they start to steady out or even go up. If they drop further, there could be delays or eventually the need for a blood transfusion. As I said, Round 4 of chemo will be Monday, 12/1
November 27, 2018 I know, I know ... another update so soon? But I wanted to do this sooner rather than later because I know SO MANY people were praying for me as I took on this next part of my journey! So yesterday, November 26th, I had my first round of taxol (my next chemo drug). I arrived at 11:15 am, encountered a bit of chaos, had my blood drawn, met with my AWESOME nurse practitioner and asked a billion questions, and then waited to start my infusion. My pre-meds didn'
Hey all, Happy Thanksgiving! I hope you have had a wonderful day with family and friends. I have SO much to be thankful for this year. You all have made such a difference in my life and on this journey. Thank you for sharing your stories, providing encouragement, praying for me, sending me videos and texts (seriously, this is HUGE -- when you cannot leave your house for weeks on end, you start to feel very isolated) and just loving me through this time! I love you all more th
I had some fun with a wig! I’m so sorry I haven’t updated you all sooner. My first week after round 3 was spent in bed, completely exhausted. And then last Sunday I was feeling a little better so I decided to go home for the night, which turned into spending the whole week at home (more about that in a bit). Unfortunately I did not bring my laptop with me so ... late update. Round 3 of AC chemo was October 29th. I was nauseous before even getting to my appointent and things w
As I mentioned in my last post, I have decided to work on my mindset by thinking of all of the things I am looking forward to rather than getting depressed in my temporary circumstances. I figured the best way to keep myself accountable to this would be to post some of my future dreams! S I can't wait to go back to Sandals Resort with my handsome husband! I’m so excited to someday become a mom. To celebrate, today I purchased a little something for my future baby! I can't wai
I realize it has been a long time since you all have heard from me. Round 2 of AC chemo started out very promising with two GREAT days but things got dicey after that, with a lot of nausea (not as bad as round 1, but more constant) and extreme fatigue, along with a little cold. When people have asked how I am doing lately, my response has been "Chemo certainly makes life unpredictable" and honestly, that is the best way I can sum things up. Day to day, hour to hour and even m
Monday, October 1, 2018. I started my first round of chemo and I have to be completely honest -- It has been a heck of a lot harder than I expected. I have dealt with chronic nausea my whole life but this really brought things to a whole new level. I will delve into the nitty gritty a bit more in a second, but that is the simple answer as to where I have been the past two weeks. Monday morning I met with my oncologist and began my first infusion. Round 1 consists of two drugs