Goodness gracious. It has been FOREVER since my last update, and there is a good reason for it! I have been spending just about every spare moment working on Book 2 of the Tales from Adia series, all while orchestrating a return to the dorms during a global pandemic (my "don't quit your day job" [...]
Category: Cancer Journey
One Year of Scans to Go!
Happy Almost August, Friends! Time for several mini updates. Why haven’t you been posting? Summer has been crazy busy (in a good way)! Not a great excuse, but it’s all I’ve got for you. Time with my family, a road trip to Tennessee, a week at Pyoca, a week at Great Escape, and still working full [...]
4-month Whirlwind, Good News, and Blog Retirement!
Wow. The pace of my life between the last two scans has been 100mph or more. My main takeaway has been this: when I'm busy living life as fully as possible, I am far less worried and anxious. I hardly thought about my upcoming scans this time. But maybe you'll agree that I didn't really [...]
Living with the 10%
Today's Appointment I received great news today at my oncology appointment, but only after surviving a few breathless, tense moments as my doctor read through some lengthy notes from the radiologist who examined my CT scan. How my appointments usually go: Dr. Reddy walks in, shakes my hand, and sits down at the computer. We [...]
Mom & Cancer: How do you keep going?
"And these words, 'You shall not be overcome,' were said very loudly and clearly, for security and comfort against all the tribulations that may come. He (Jesus) did not say 'You shall not be tormented, you shall not be troubled, you shall not be grieved,' but he said, 'You shall not be overcome.' God wants [...]
2 Years Later!
First of all, a huge apology for those waiting for an update! I had my appointment this morning, and worried texts started rolling in late this afternoon. I have the best people in my life, and I am so sorry for making you wait! The reason I didn't post an update right away was because [...]
Another 3 Months Down!
Happy Friday, friends and family! I have had tons of check up appointments in the last few weeks (dermatologist for a full body check a couple of weeks ago, CT and MRI scans last week, and my blood draw and oncology appointment today). Everything looks great! I don't have my results from the blood tests [...]
Celebrating 1.5 years & Orange and Black Give Back!
Hey, friends and family near and far! Today is a really special day at Anderson University, and it's also a special time in my cancer journey. As far as we know, there has been no cancer in my body since September 2015 when I had surgery to remove the known tumors (one in my arm, one [...]
Surgery #5 and feeling great!
Lots of great updates today! Withdrawal and Recovery It has been about 3 weeks since my last interferon treatment, and I feel AMAZING. For the last year, I got so used to being tired and achey that I didn't realize how bad I felt every day, even on my non-treatment days. Now that the chemicals [...]