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
Friday, October 12, 2018. I think following my initial post, this is my most anticipated update! So without further delay ... I've had a love/hate relationship with my hair over the course of my life, but when I heard the word "chemo" suddenly my hair was my best friend. I could not imagine my life without hair. Hair is such a huge part of femininity and for me, it was something I loved experimenting with. When I was younger, I had hair all the way down my back. In fifth grad
There's a lot of ground to cover in this post, but please, first take a moment to appreciate this wig in all of it's glory. You will see me running for president in 2020. Another reminder- I'm doing my best to keep people updated through my Instagram videos (@love.is.loudest21) so be sure to check there if you haven't heard from me in a while. This week has probably been my most trying in this journey so far. There was a procedure I told you all I was undergoing before chemo,